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Baseball Profcast: Lester’s Rough Start

In Episode 178, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) are back to recap all fantasy baseball news from Monday. Topics include: Breaking down the Yankees bullpen How aggressive to be about picking up Carlos Rodon Why we still have faith in Jason Heyward A game of either/or on Jon Lester Whether we believe James Paxton will turn things around...
Via Baseball Professor
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester throws entire glove to first for out (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Give Jon Lester two points for creativity and one point for getting the out. The Chicago Cubs starter showed some ingenuity Sunday by throwing his entire glove to first base to record an out on a fielder’s choice by Clint Barmes in the second inning of the Padres’ 5-2...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Is Jon Lester Overrated?

Jon Lester In the summer of 2014, the Chicago Cubs signed left-handed pitcher Jon Lester to a six year contract worth $155 million to bolster a pitching staff that featured Jake Arrieta and Kyle Hendricks and brought back Jason Hammel.  It is a move that Cubs fans are hoping will put them back in the playoff hunt in the National League Central and in a year or two make them a contender...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester tosses glove to first base for the out (Video)

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester was forced to toss his mitt to first base for the out when he couldn't get the baseball out of his glove during the second inning of Sunday's game against San Diego.It happened with one out and a runner on first when Padres batter Clint Barnes hit a comebacker to Lester. Lester tried to get the lead runner at second, but when the ball got stuck in...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jon Lester Throw Glove to First Base to Record Out

Athletes are often forced to make the best of a bad situation. Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester showed those quick-thinking skills on Sunday. In the top of the second inning during the Cubs’ meeting with the San Diego Padres, the left-hander snagged a ground ball hit by Clint Barmes. Since Jedd Gyorko was on first base, Lester turned toward second base to initiate a potential...
Via Sportsnaut
8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Jon Lester Knows How To Handle Twitter Trolls

The Cubs’ Jon Lester has had a rough two starts for the Cubbies this season, and as expected some fans are already getting upset at the star pitcher. A few of those fans took to Twitter to do some trolling of Lester, but he was having none of it. One of the trolls specifically referenced Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
12 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jorge Soler saved Jon Lester’s bacon after an awful pickoff throw

Jon Lester hadn’t made a pickoff throw in two years. He ended that streak on Monday night against the Reds, and the results were very nearly disastrous. But right fielder Jorge Soler was around to gun out Zach Cozart, who was trying to turn Lester’s one-base error into a two-base error. Soler also came up big with his bat on Monday night, smashing a pair of two-run homers to...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining Jon Lester’s first start as Chicago Cub

The wait finally came to an end on Sunday night, as the Chicago Cubs and their fans were finally able to watch their $155 Million Man go to work, as Jon Lester was on the bump against the St. Louis Cardinals at bleacher-less Wrigley Field. The start didn’t work out the way anyone would have liked, for a variety of reasons. Nonetheless, Lester left some positives that can be applied...
Via The Outside Corner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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