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DFP: Lester, Montero, and Framing

Jon Lester Paying $150+ million for a pitcher with 1600 career innings isn’t the safest of investments, but it sure is nice that the Cubs finally signed someone. After years of missing out on seemingly all of their big-name targets, I can’t have been the only person that was worried that the team simply didn’t have the TV revenue necessary to hang in the modern free agent...
Via Obstructed View
20 hours 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lester: I Would Have Signed Bigger Spring Deal

(Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)Jon Lester—the new ace of the Chicago Cubs—says he probably would have signed a deal with he Red Sox last spring had it been in the $120 million range. Appearing on WEEI radio's Hot Stove Show on Thursday night, Lester said, "That is one of those deals where hindsight is 20/20. You go back in time and you look at it and you go, 'probably yes'. I...
Via FenwayNation
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
6 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...
Via Hall of Very Good
6 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
6 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...
6 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...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester shows love for Red Sox fans in heartfelt tweets

Jon Lester’s final appearance with the Boston Red Sox was July 25, 2014, but the hope of a reunion between the two sides didn’t die until Wednesday morning. That’s when Lester signed a reported six-year contract for $155 million with the Chicago Cubs. Fans who held out hope the Red Sox would ultimately re-sign Lester after trading him at the MLB trade deadline were disappointed...
11 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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