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Live on CSN: Lester, Cubs battle Braves at Wrigley

Jon Lester and the Cubs are battling the Atlanta Braves. Catch the action on CSN, or follow along with In-Game Live.
Via CSN Chicago
3 hours ago

Setting the Record Straight on Jon Lester’s Value, Once and For All

Jon Lester has a target on his back, though that’s to be expected when you sign the highest contract in club history (at the time). There has developed around Lester this idea that his 2015 season was a sub-par year. Some point to the fact that he was paid the most of any starting pitcher last year while he was not even the best starter on his own team. Setting aside an awareness...
Via Cubs Insider
6 hours ago

Lester seeking first Wrigley win as Cubs host Braves

Jon Lester will try for his first win at home this season when the Cubs welcome the Braves on Friday in the first of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Atlanta will counter with right-handed rookie Aaron Blair (0-1, 5.06 ERA).
Via Cubs.com
1 day ago

Lester tweets joke about following up Arrieta

Jon Lester tweeted compliments to his teammates after Jake Arrieta's no-hitter and joked about trying to follow up Arrieta's no-no. - 4/22
Via CSN Chicago
6 days ago

Jon Lester’s Terrible Throw To First Base Bounces Twice, Somehow Results In Out

For whatever reason, throwing to first base remains Jon Lester’s kryptonite. Usually the Chicago Cubs left-hander’s first-base issues surround pickoff attempts. But, as Lester proved in Sunday’s 2-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies, any throw to first base can be an adventure with him. Half off for ground shipping. https://t.co/jnMB5wDUfJ — MLB (@MLB) April 17, 2016 ...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

This Wrigley Field-inspired cocktail tastes of leather and grass

Virgin Hotels and Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester teamed up to create a unique cocktail for baseball season, and the drink does double-duty as a charitable beverage. In an effort to raise money for NVRQT, a children's cancer research charity created by Lester, Virgin Hotels' mixologist created a cocktail called "Never Quit."This was how Virgin Hotels described the drink:The "Never...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Smacks Opposite Field Home Run In Cubs’ Dominant Shutout (Video)

Typically when pitchers get recognition at home plate, it’s because a vicious curve ball buckled some helpless batter’s knees. So when flamethrowers take hold of a pitch and send it for a ride, there’s reason to celebrate. Wednesday, we celebrate Jon Lester. The Chicago Cubs pitcher was in midseason form on the mound, striking out 10 Colorado Rockies while allowing only one...
Via NESN.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester has pitched for years with bone chip in elbow

Cubs pitcher Jon Lester has been pitching with a bone chip in his left elbow for at least two years, and almost certainly much longer than that. The information came out in Jeff Passan’s new book, The Arm, and the Cubs discovered the issue in an MRI as part of Lester’s physical before signing with the team. Lester spoke to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times about the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Jon Lester: I’ve ‘No Hard Feelings’ With David Price, Red Sox Over Pitcher’s Acquisition

Jon Lester sees his departure from the Boston Red Sox and David Price’s arrival at Fenway Park as nothing personal, just the business of baseball. Lester told The Chicago Sun-Times’ Gordon Wittenmyer on Monday he bears no grudge against the Red Sox for their pursuit of Price or the mammoth contract his former division rival signed. In fact, Lester has offered Price his full...
Via NESN.com
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jon Lester admits Cubs contract can be ‘monkey on your back’ at times

By Ricky Doyle Jon Lester really wanted to impress his new organization. Lester, who signed a six-year, $155 million contract with the Chicago Cubs over the offseason, started slow in his first season in the Windy City. The left-hander since has turned things around, but he admits the pressure of pitching under such a lucrative contract initially had a negative impact. “At...
Via NESN.com
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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