Matt Garza had some blunt words for his former teammate Jeff Samardzija: “Pitch your way out of there.”
After the long-suffering Cubs lost 5-3 to the Brewers on Saturday Garza offered up some somber advice for Samardzija, who owns a stellar 1.53 ERA and hasn’t a single win to show for it.
“I told him: ‘It doesn’t matter, dude. You play in Chicago,…I was there and I lost 30 wins in three seasons. So it’s not your fault. Just pitch your way out of it. … There’s nothing else you can do. … I’m hoping the best for him. He’s a young kid who deserves a shot to maybe go win something.”
Samardzija is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2015 season, that is if he’s not traded before then.