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.
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The Cubs feel like Joe Maddon checks all the boxes because he doesn’t fit easily into one compartment.
The Cubs like Russell Martin’s all-around game. He’s an All-Star catcher who’s gone to the playoffs with the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Cubs insisted hiring Joe Maddon wouldn’t dramatically change their plans for free agency, because they don’t feel like they’re one player away and they won’t sell out to win it all in 20