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Breakfast Links: Chris Archer, Jeff Samardzija, Yu Darvish

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The Rays have extended another young star, surprising exactly zero people in the baseball world.

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Rays sign Chris Archer to 6-year extension

The Rays moved to lock up another one of their talented young players, giving Archer a six-year, $25.5 million with two team options, ensuring he will be a Ray until he hits what should be his declining years.

Chris Archer and His Twenty-Five Million Arrows

JK Ward examines the deal and wonders why the Rays can do this and other teams can't seem to get on board with the  strategy. And when I say other teams, I'm looking at you KC.

Jeff Samardzija: Let him pitch ... for the Cubs

Cee Angi argues that the Cubs should hang on to The Shark, because, who else is going to pitch for the Cubs.

Yu Darvish to return to the Rangers rotation Sunday

The battered Rangers rotation will get a boost with the return of ace Yu Darvish. Now if they can only figure out how to get Matt Harrison to stop clucking like a chicken.

Waiver Claim Wednesday: Carlos Triunfel, Michael Brady, Bobby LaFromboise, Pedro Beato

One team's unwanted middle reliever or utility infielder is another team's... middle reliever or utility infielder, I guess.