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Cubs deal Carlos Zambrano

Updated: January 5, 2012, 8:01 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

After trading Carlos Zambrano to the Miami Marlins on Thursday, Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said his first inclination after talking to team players and personnel was to trade the disgruntled pitcher.

"I talked to enough [players] in order to get an understanding of the history here," Epstein said. "This isn't a decision that players will make. But I think if you don't listen to what happens in the clubhouse then you can't develop a proper understanding ...

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