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Theo Epstein Speaks On The Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel Trade

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The Cubs' President of Baseball Operations commented publicly for the first time on the deal Saturday morning.

David Banks

Theo Epstein really rolled the dice on trading Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Athletics. It's a high-risk, high-reward trade that could pay off for the A's this year, and for the Cubs in future years. Epstein had a conference call with reporters Saturday morning and here are some highlights, via tweets from those reporters: