It would take a huge leap of faith for Jon Lester to sign with the Cubs.
The Cubs think Russell Martin could be the right player at the right time, the free-agent splash that makes sense because of his production, leadership and postseason experience.
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Francellis Montas looked equal parts future big leaguer and raw prospect in his Arizona Fall League start Thursday afternoon at Camelback Ranch.
The Cubs will be following the standard playbook in professional sports by firing one guy and swinging in a completely different direction with Joe Maddon.
Preparing for what promises to be a busy offseason, the Cubs outrighted four players off their 40-man roster.