Chances of a deal for Jeff Samardzija taking place over the next few weeks took a huge step forward as Jon Morosi of FOX Sports tweets that a "source confirms Samardzija rejected a five-year offer from the Chicago Cubs" that was reportedly valued at "slightly more than $85 million."
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