With his meager 1-4 record and 1.68 ERA heading into June, some would label Jeff Samardzija a hard luck loser. But in his breakout season, the hard-throwing Cubs ace is not looking for sympathy — or even run support.
“The way I see it, I’m right on track for the Cy Young,” a naive Samardzija stated. “Eric Gagné won it in ’03 with only 2 wins and I’m confident I can accomplish the same feat this year with only one. If I happen to win a few along the way, I suppose that wouldn’t hurt.”
When reminded that Gagné was a dominant reliever on a winning team with 55 saves while hopped up on HGH, Samardzija further stood behind his comments.
“Wins and saves are overrated stats and not a true measure of an individual’s performance,” he added. “Plus, you know I’m not on HGH. Just look at the size of my head. It’s narrower than California Chrome.”