Cubs trade Samardzija, Hammel to Athletics
While the 4th of July fireworks were exploding off Navy Pier, the Cubs stole the grand finale. In a late-night shocker, the Cubs sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics. Coming back to the Cubs are Addison Russell, Billy McKinney & Dan Straily. Russell and McKinney were the top two prospects in the A’s organization.