Originally posted on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 6/28/13
As a dozen or so teams spend the next few weeks deciding whether to be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline, the verdicts in the N.L. Central already are in. The breakdown is as obvious as the 11-game difference between third and fourth place. The Cardinals, Pirates and Reds will be buying; the Brewers and the Cubs will be selling. Right-hander Jeff Samardzija could see another roster remake when the Cubs visited Busch Stadium last week and he wasn't thrilled about it. "If you unload three or four guys, you have to replace those guys and the hole gets deeper," he said. "If you keep guys, the turnover into next year doesn't look so big. The valley doesn't look so deep." When told that a strong showing in July could change the front office's thinking about unloading veterans for prospects, you could see the doubt in his smile. "You say that," he said. Samardzija lost four teammates at the deadline last year. He could lose more than that next month. Carlos Marmol is already gon...
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