The Cubs will be in the hunt for more big free agents after Joe Maddon.
“Outside the organization, outside the city, around baseball, the story is the Cubs are coming fast and the Cubs are coming strong.”
As the Cubs zeroed in on the Boston Red Sox general manager, and the Theo Epstein negotiations began to unfold, an insider put it this way: Once you go down this road, there’s no turning back.
Three years into The Plan, the Cubs have used three top-six draft picks on hitters while trading away 40 percent of their rotation each summer.
The youth movement was on full display for the Cubs this season.