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Chicago Cubs: Continuation of starters dominance rests in Contreras’ hands

When the Chicago Cubs (82-47) signed Jon Lester and Miguel Montero before the 2015 season, they made a strong statement on the focus of their pitching staff. Instead of following the power trend like the New York Mets (66-64), the Cubs built around framing and sequencing. Cubs starters lead the league total bases allowed, WHIP, and FIP-ERA […] Chicago Cubs: Continuation of starters...
Via Cubbies Crib
11 hours ago

Jon Lester and the Evolution of DIPS

It’s been thirteen years since Moneyball was published and the term “sabermetrics” was added to the public vernacular. While Moneyball itself was not the cause of the modern baseball analytical revolution that began in the late 1990’s and continues today, it’s undeniable that it’s popularity and platform allowed for the ideas of the sabermetric community […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lester: 'It was a fun game to be a part of'

Jon Lester talks about his outing in the Cubs' 1-0 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

Chicago Cubs: Live Thread for Cubs vs Dodgers on August 28

The Chicago Cubs send Jon Lester to the hill in hopes of ending the nine-game West Coast trip with a win. Nine games in ten days against teams on in the National League West. So far, the Chicago Cubs (82-46) are 5-3 on this road trip, which closes on Sunday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. […] Chicago Cubs: Live Thread for Cubs vs Dodgers on August 28 - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib...
Via Cubbies Crib
2 days ago

Lester looks for another gem against Dodgers

Dodgers rookie Brock Stewart will make the third start of his unlikely career Sunday, and the challenge could be his greatest yet: facing off against Jon Lester and the Cubs.
Via Cubs.com
3 days ago

DraftKings: Unkie Lester Is Flipping The Script On The Padres

I was going to lede with Lester the Molester is going to flip the script on the Padres, but I didn't want the Vatican Policia to flag me. The last thing I need is some little Italian guy going through my trash in the middle of the night. I just had a vision of Grey outside of Giancarlo's house rummaging through his Salvation Army donation bags looking for his old jock straps. ...
Via Razzball
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester endorses move for Jonathan Papelbon if Cubs are interested

If there is a public enemy No. 1 in the world of Major League Baseball, former Washington Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon may be just that guy. However, one former teammate wouldn’t mind seeing him in his bullpen for the stretch run. According to an ESPN report, Chicago Cubs ace Jon Lester, has endorsed the embattled closer for a role on his current team should the club be...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester endorses Papelbon, thinks he could help Cubs

A number of contending teams are being linked with recently released reliever Jonathan Papelbon, but there are some questions as to whether his character would be detrimental to one of those teams. Chicago Cubs pitcher and Papelbon’s former teammate Jon Lester doesn’t buy that at all. “He is crazy,” Lester said of Papelbon on Sunday, via ESPN’s Jesse Rogers. “But he’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Gives Cubs Crazy Walk-Off Win Over Mariners — With His Bat

If you placed a bet that Jon Lester would deliver the game-winning RBI to help the Chicago Cubs win Sunday’s game — well, we don’t believe you. The Cubs starting pitcher, after all, is one of the worst hitters in Major League Baseball history. He owns a lifetime .051 batting average and didn’t record the first hit of his career — which began in 2006 — until last season...
Via NESN.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cubs win completely bonkers game on Jon Lester walk-off bunt in extras

The Cubs-Mariners game on Sunday night at Wrigley Field was one of the craziest baseball games we will see in the 2016 MLB season (or ever). It had a pitcher playing left field and making great plays (before then coming back in to pitch), it had 12 innings, it had a comeback from a six-run deficit, it had a wild pitch tying the game with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, and...
Via The Comeback
August 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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