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Javier Baez trying to improve offensive approach

The Chicago Cubs have quite a bit of excitement surrounding him heading into the 2015 season, and infielder Javier Baez is expected to have a fairly decent role. He showed quite a bit of potential last season, but also had issues with striking out throughout the course of the year. Baez has been trying to improve his approach at the plate this offseason, and it is already looking...
Via Sports-Glory
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester named Cubs Opening Day starter

Not that it should come as a surprise to many, but the Chicago Cubs are handing over everything to Jon Lester. After signing Lester to a six-year, $155 million deal, Jesse Rogers of ESPNChicago.com reported on Monday that manager Joe Maddon has named Lester the Opening Day starter. Lester will throw the first pitch of […]
Via Full Scale Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Lester have a Personal Catcher?

When Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer signed David Ross to be the new backup catcher on Photo: Patrick Breen/The Arizona Republic the Chicago Cubs, everyone assumed that he wold be Jon Lester‘s personal catcher. That is what I assumed when he was still a free agent. I saw how well Lester pitched while Ross was behind the plate, and assumed the Cubs would sign him for that specific...
Via World Series Dreaming
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs open camp with justified optimism

It’s an early morning in Mesa, Arizona. The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and the optimism in the air is… justified? Teams around the league are enjoying the honeymoon period of their seasons that is spring training. A 0-0 record can give even the worst of teams a sense of hope, but this year is different for fans of the Chicago Cubs. This year the Cubs have Joe Maddon...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lester ready to help Cubs take step toward a winning culture

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Jon Lester has been through this before. He knows all about a desperate fans base going through a difficult drought. He's seen an organization go through a sharp cultural change. He knows what it's like to lose - a lot. Lester is also a World Series champion. OK, so Chicago's North Siders don't know much about the latter, but it's a big reason why the Cubs went...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester fully embracing challenge of bring Cubs a title

Jon Lester is hoping for another Great Chicago Fire. That’s in the figurative sense, we think, as it’s unlikely the new Cubs left-hander actually wants to see a replication of the 1871 fire that killed 300 people. No, Lester instead is referring to what could be if he can help the Cubs do what he helped the Boston Red Sox do: win the World Series. CSN Chicago has an in-depth...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #72: Jon Lester | SP | CHC

Reserve your FREE copy of Baseball Professor’s 2015 Draft Guide, complete with our list of the Top 100 Dynasty League Prospects. 10,000 words of prospect coverage available on February 17! Without a doubt the biggest drama to unfold during the offseason was the Jon Lester sweepstakes. There was speculation about a mystery team, there was a report about a large offer by...
Via Baseball Professor
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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
December 19, 2014  |  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
December 16, 2014  |  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...
Via NESN.com
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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