Bruce Levine of 670 The Score in Chicago was told by a source that the Cubs have offered Samardzija a deal in the area of five years and $55 million.
Theo Epstein on Samardzija contract talks . " nothing has changed " team has offered deal in the 5 year $55 million area . .
— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) December 5, 2013 
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