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Why Cubbie Fans Shouldn’t Worry About Jon Lester

View image | Jon Lester is not having his best year. That’s plain to see. He’s 4-6 with a 3.74 ERA since his first game on the North Side. In his last 7 games, Lester is 0-4 with a 3.98 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. Not only that, he’s averaging less than 6 innings a game. There were three main reasons the Cubs signed him to that monster contract ($155 million over...
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Former teammates square off as Cards and Cubs open four-game set

The MLB-best St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs have both overcome shortages on the offensive end thanks to some spectacular work on the mound. The Cubs, however, haven't measured up in either category in the season series with their rivals. Former Boston teammates John Lackey and Jon Lester face off in the opener of a four-game series Monday night when the visiting Cardinals look...
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Chicago Cubs: Big week looms

Fresh off a 2-0 victory and a series win against the Miami Marlins, the Chicago Cubs will now look ahead to what could be a make-or-break week. The division leading St. Louis Cardinals are coming to town Monday to start a four-game series followed by the White Sox making a trip to the friendly confines. Obviously, the more important series is the one against the Cardinals as if offers...
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Jake Arrieta continues to show why he should be considered the Chicago Cubs’ ace

When the Chicago Cubs signed Jon Lester last December to a six year, $155 million contract, everyone assumed the left-hander would become the Cubs ace immediately. However, 77 games into the Cubs’ season, another pitcher has quietly surpassed Lester as the most dominant member of their pitching staff. That pitcher is right-hander Jake Arrieta. After throwing eight innings of one...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lester encourages fans to vote for Cubs

The All-Star teams aren’t announced until Sunday, but Jon Lester isn’t waiting until then to find out which of his teammates will be headed to Cincinnati. Lester is trying his best to get fans to vote for Cubs players so that the Cubs can possibly have a starter or two. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Umpire Andy Fletcher stomps out to mound to confront Jon Lester (video)

An unquestionably outrageous and arguably unacceptable scene played out during Thursday’s tilt between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers when home plate umpire Andy Fletcher took issue with Jon Lester and tried to stomp out to the mound to confront the pitcher. Fletcher’s attempted confrontation with the Cubs pitcher was somewhat foiled by catcher...Read More The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Yet to Meet Expectations for Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 14: Jon Lester #34 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at Wrigley Field on June 14, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images) Though the Red Sox and Giants put up a good fight for Jon Lester’s services this off-season, it seemed like a matter of time before he reunited with Theo Epstein in Chicago...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

How's Jon Lester doing?

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterPhoto by Duane Burleson/Getty ImagesRemember those cold November days, when we were sure that Lester was coming back and then he chose to sign with the Chicago Cubs? Do you remember that we thought that it was actually a wrong move and that the rotation couldn't work without an ace (not that they actually  can...)? Well, let's see how our beloved...
Via RedSoxLife
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jon Lester flips glove to first for out

We seemingly see a play like this every season – the infielder fields a ball hit pretty hard in his glove, and the ball gets stuck. He has no time to pry it out, so he pulls off the entire glove and tosses it to first for the out. That’s exactly what happened with Cubs starter Jon Lester on Sunday after fielding this shot back to the mound off the bat of Padres infielder Clint...
Via The Outside Corner
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lester fuels criticism of pickoff move with errant throw

Your browser does not support iframes. On the list of things in sports that seems hard to believe is Jon Lester hadn’t made a pickoff attempt since 2013. On Monday, that streak came to an end. Based on the result of Lester’s second attempt, it may be a while before he throws over to first...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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