Sources believe the Cubs will aggressively pursue Jon Lester and Max Scherzer this offseason.
The Cubs have been hard at work fashioning a contender from the bottom up. Their strategy has been to hoard as many elite offensive prospects as possible while signing veterans and castaways (a la Scott Feldman, Jason Hammel, Jake Arrieta) who they invariably flip at the deadline for more organizational depth. They have a gem in aforementioned Arrieta and rookie Kyle Hendricks looks like a viable big league starter, but, other than that, they have next to nothing. They're expected to pursue an ace this offseason, and Theo Epstein already has a strong relationship with Lester due to their Boston ties.
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