CHICAGO — According to Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, there’s more trade conversation about players such as pitcher Jeff Samardzija outside the front office than from within — at least right now.
“It [trade talk] doesn’t happen every day,” Epstein said Friday afternoon. “It’s typical for this time of the year. The rule of thumb is there is more speculation this time of year than actual trade talk. Teams don’t like to rush into those types of things. …Read the Rest