• Cubs' Epstein: Trade for Russell 'no-brainer'

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Jul 5, 2014
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Cubs GM Theo Epstein gets raw end of deal that sends Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to A's

      The stunning Oakland-Cubs trade, in which A’s GM Billy Beane swooped in ahead of a half-dozen other contending teams on Saturday and landed two front-line starting pitchers in Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel for essentially a pair of touted but unprove…
    • Beane on trade: A's needed pitching boost

      The beginning of July's first blockbuster trade occurred about a month ago, when Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane called Chicago Cubs executive Theo Epstein to ask about Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Epstein hopes this is Cubs' last year as sellers

      After trading key big leaguers the past three years under president Theo Epstein, the Cubs have stockpiled some of MLB's top prospects.
      Source: MLB.com

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