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The Cubs are still looking to upgrade at catcher after losing the Russell Martin sweepstakes.
The Cubs will need to develop talent in the farm system if they are going to achieve their goal of sustained success at the big-league level.
Ryan Dempster made a recruiting pitch to Jon Lester, trying to sell the elite free agent on the idea of coming to Wrigley Field and winning big in Chicago.
The Cubs signed a free agent pitcher Friday morning...but no, it wasn't Jon Lester.