The Giants missed out on Pablo Sandoval, but they are quickly turning their interest elsewhere with $95 million they didn't plan on having.
San Francisco will meet with free agent starting pitcher Jon Lester next week, according to an ESPN report.
One of the top free agent starting pitchers on the market, and left-handed, Lester will be tough to land.
The Cubs have reportedly offered him a six-year contract in the $135 million range.
[CSNCHICAGO: Kap: Cubs have made 'significant' offer to Jon Lester]
Lester, 30, is 116-67 (.634) with a 3.58 ERA and 1,457 strikeouts to 545 walks -- 2.67 K/BB ratio -- over his nine-year MLB career.
He was acquired from the Red Sox at last year's trade deadline by the Oakland A's, where he finished the year going 6-4 with a 2.35 ERA in 11 starts.
Oakland's season ended when Lester and the A's could not protect a 7-3 lead going into the eighth inning.
Lester is renowned for performing on the biggest stage; he is 3-0 with a 0.43 ERA in three World Series starts.
Giants have meeting scheduled with Jon Lester according to #Giants source— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) November 25, 2014
Lester meeting with Giants is next week according to #Giants source— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) November 25, 2014