JON LESTER RUMORS & GOSSIP
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...
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 […]
When Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer signed David Ross to be the new backup catcher on
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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...
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...
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...
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9 days ago
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...
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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...
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...
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
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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...