Timelines dictate massive Cubs-A's deal
July, 4, 2014
By Keith Law | ESPN.com
Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty ImagesThe Cubs have added one of the top prospects in baseball in Addison Russell.The A's have added a huge injection of both quality and depth into their rotation, but it does come at a cost -- their last two first-round picks, both excellent prospects right now, who will boost a Cubs system that was already among the top five in baseball. In a significant deal, both sides add impact, with different timelines in mind.
Jeff Samardzija has gone from DFA candidate after 2011 to mid-rotation starter in 2012. Now, he's throwing