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Cubs | Sides remain far apart on Jeff Samardzija contract talks

Talks between the Chicago Cubs and SP Jeff Samardzija regarding a contract extension appear to be on hold, with the two sides being far apart. The team's most recent offer was reportedly "well above" the nearly $30 million, five-year deal that Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland received last spring. "He really wants to be here, and we really want to keep him, so I'm not worried about it," team president Theo Epstein said.

2013-03-17 11:45:04 | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman

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