Theo Epstein speaks on Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel trade


Apr 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein meets with the press prior to a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein spoke on a conference call with reporters Saturday on the six-player deal that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for top prospect Addison Russell, right-hander Dan Straily, and outfield prospect Billy McKinney, and a player to be named later.

Here are some highlights, via tweets from those reporters:

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