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Jon Lester and the Cubs

Are we entering the era of the Chicago Cubs? I’m speaking, of course, about the Cubs that are favored at 12/1 odds to win the 2015 World Series, not the club that hasn’t won one since 1908. So why the sudden surge? Signing Jon Lester has had the biggest impact on the changing odds. Yet, he’s far from the only one. There was widespread heartbreak and smear campaigning from...
Via The Sports Post
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You Won’t Believe What Theo Epstein Was Prepared To Do For Jon Lester

There were plenty of teams interested in Jon Lester’s pitching services. The Chicago Cubs and Theo Epstein were very aware of this and were willing to go to the extreme if necessary. You Won’t Believe What Theo Epstein Was Prepared To Do For Jon Lester According the CSN Chicago’s Patrick Mooney: “I was ready to soak myself in deer urine, if necessary,” Epstein said. Jon...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lester wearing No. 34 to honor Walter Payton, Kerry Wood

Jon Lester will be sporting both an unfamiliar uniform and an unfamiliar jersey number next spring. Lester was officially introduced as a member of the Chicago Cubs on Monday, and team president Theo Epstein presented him with a No. 34 jersey. Lester explained that he chose that number as a tribute to three people —...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Jon Lester: Phone Call To Dustin Pedroia After Signing Was Hardest To Make

Jon Lester’s been a busy man recently, but there was no way he was going to forget to call Dustin Pedroia. Lester and the Boston Red Sox second baseman spoke frequently in recent weeks. The free-agent Lester was being courted by multiple teams, and Pedroia obviously wanted a reunion in Boston with the left-handed ace. It wasn’t meant to be, though,...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester and Family Take in Blackhawks Game

Monday, Jon Lester was introduced as the new ace of the Chicago Cubs. And since the Bears went into early hibernation, the pitcher spent his Sunday night hanging out with nearly 22,000 of his newest, closest friends at the United Center watching some hockey. Jon Lester wearing a #Blackhawks jersey at tonight's game. — Scott King (@ScottKingMedia) December...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Says Jon Lester Could’ve Had His Number If He Asked (Photo)

Too late to make this request. Jon Lester was presented today in Chicago and David Ortiz posted the photo on his Instagram. We’re sure he’s missing his teammate but a joke was appropriate. Hey jon if you wanted my number all you had to do was ask jajajaja… of luck in chicago bro!!! A photo posted by David Ortiz (@davidortiz) on Dec 12, 2014 at 1:07pm PST The...
Via Geeks and Cleats
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester: Leaving Boston would be harder without trade

Believe it or not, Jon Lester is officially a Chicago Cub. After finalizing a six-year, $155 million contract, the newest ace of the Cubs’ pitching staff was introduced Monday at a press conference where he shed some light on the chaos that was his free-agency process. The decision wasn’t an easy one by any means, as many believed Lester would return to the Red Sox even after...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Rumors: is this team ready to compete?

This current off-season has been exactly what the Chicago Cubs fan base needed after enduring an excruciating rebuilding process that resulted in one of the worst losing stretches in team history.  Rather than having to seek out buy-low, sell-high pitching candidates, this front office has been able to spend significantly on a legitimate ace in Jon Lester, as well as bring back...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester to sign six-year, $155 million deal with Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have reportedly outbid the Boston Red Sox for the services of one Jon Lester. According to multiple reports, Lester will join the Cubs on a whopping $155 million contract over six years. Jon Lester, Cubs agree on six-year, $155M deal, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Red Sox are runners-up. Their final bid: six for $135M. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 10,...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Five questions to ask ahead of the MLB Winter Meetings

If you like being pelted with blurry pebbles of information for three or four days in a row (with the occasional blockbuster-ish boulder), prepare yourself: the Winter Meetings are coming. Every general manager in baseball will be at the Hilton Bayfront in San Diego Dec. 7–11, swapping names and tossing around enormous sums of money like playing cards. Alongside them, about...
Via The Sports Post
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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