Friday Roundup: Cubs extending Shark?

On a day that featured news of deals both huge (Robinson Cano to the Mariners for $240 million, Curtis Granderson to the Mets for $60 million) and far less expensive (J.P. Arencibia to the Rangers for $1 million), the Chicago Cubs continue to hold out hope that they will be able to come to terms with Jeff Samardzija on a contract extension.