I have been looking at the weak free agent market and if the Cubs expect to compete in 2014 we need a free agent addition. I posted this on one of the articles but I really think Jacoby Ellsbury would be a good fit. We havent had a good leadoff hitter since in my opinion Kenny Lofton in his prime. I know we are outfield heavy in the minors but getting a younger guy like Ellsbury for something like 5/70 would give us a leadoff hitter, a bonified center fielder, and a chance to compete. This would also allow us to dangle one of our prospects (probably Almora) to try to bring in a bonified ace. I know it would be a risky move but I think it is something Epstein could be in favor of because he was a fan of Ellsbury. Lets face it Samardzija is not an ace he is a two at best and we are not getting an ace from the free agent market. Thoughts?