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Cubs look to make big leap into contention

CHICAGO (AP) Standing in the shade on a beautiful afternoon in Arizona, Jon Lester embraced the question that hovers over the Chicago Cubs these days. When it comes to all those highly touted prospects, Lester said the time is now. ''When I played in Boston, we didn't have time to grow up,'' the left-hander explained. ''You just had to show up and play, and each year you're expected...
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Cubs ace Jon Lester could be ‘restricted’ for Opening Day start

Cubs newbie and ace, Jon Lester, may be on a specific pitch count and “restricted” for his Opening Day start when the Cubs host the rival St. Louis Cardinals to open the 2015 MLB season Sunday April 5, according to reports by ESPN. Lester, in his first season with the Cubs, missed his most recent […]
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Cubs Spring Training Update: Lester Ready, Almora Heating Up

When it comes down to it, an athlete knows his body better than anyone else. That is the case with Chicago Cubs’ ace Jon Lester who, after his most recent start, felt a sensation known to many athletes as “Dead Arm.” It is defined as “a syndrome that starts with repetitive motion and forces on the posterior capsule of the shoulder. The posterior capsule is a band of fibrous...
Via Baseball Essential
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Chicago Cubs 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

The end of the Chicago Cubs’ 2014 season also marked the official end to their self-imposed rebuilding process that was first administered under the Theo Epstein regime over three years ago. No longer will the team concentrate its efforts on finding players that would instantly become trade bait near the end of the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. The Cubs’ minor leagues...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Eveland focused on job, not on wearing Lester’s old number

  This embed is invalid   " /> The Red Sox have a new No. 31. He’s a lefty. And he’s also 31 years old.   It’s reliever Dana Eveland, who signed a minor league contract with Boston over the offseason. But don’t get any crazy ideas. Eveland isn’t looking to replace Jon Lester, who became a franchise cornerstone while wearing No. 31 for eight seasons...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Dazzles Record Crowd In Cubs Spring Training Debut

Jon Lester pitched against another MLB team for the first time as a member of the Chicago Cubs on Friday. He didn’t disappoint. Lester pitched two scoreless innings and allowed just one hit while striking out three in a 5-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds in Cactus League action. A total of 15,331 fans were in attendance, an MLB spring training record. The...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs open camp with justified optimism

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...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester fully embracing challenge of bring Cubs a title

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...
February 18, 2015  |  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
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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