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    Jeff Samardzija pitched an inning for the Cubs today. So will he be the next Bo Jackson / Deon Sanders ?

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    I wish, but from what I've heard he doesn't plan on playing football. Obviously that could change, and I hope it does. I'd rather see him on a football field.
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    Samardzija's has a $10 million guaranteed contract:

    Bonus: $2.5 million.
    2007 salary: $300,000 ($380,000 if he reaches the majors).
    2008 salary: $600,000 ($850,000 if he reaches the majors).
    2009 salary: $1.3 million.
    2010 salary: $2.5 million.
    2011 salary: $2.8 million.
    2012 club option: $3.0 million (he can opt out if arbitration-eligible).
    2013 club option: $3.5 million (he can opt out if arbitration-eligible).

    I presume that one inning of work earned him the additional $80K for the year.

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    I'm not sure that he has the speed that the NFL guys look for in a WR. No doubt he has great hands, but he's not fast or quick enough to get separation from NFL DB's.

    If I had his options(and I'm not sure football really was one anyway), I'd choose baseball too. Guaranteed contracts, longer career expectancy, and more money on average. Even average pitchers can have long careers in MLB because there just aren't enough good pitchers to fully staff all 30 teams.
    Last edited by therick; 04-23-2007 at 10:02 PM.

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    He kinda reminds me of Ed McCaffrey and he did alright with the Broncos.

    Agreed that it's the wiser choice for him to pick baseball for the reasons you mentioned. I'm just being selfish and would like to see his football career continue
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    The key difference is the guaranteed deals in MLB. One bad season in the NFL and bye bye, cut.

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