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Giants not interested in Max Scherzer

The Giants failed to re-sign Pablo Sandoval and then whiffed on their bid to land starting pitcher Jon Lester. With money to spend some have pointed the Giants as a potential landing spot for 2013 AL Cy Young Winner Max Scherzer. You can rule it out according to general manager Brian Sabean. The Giants have not talked to Scherzer and do not plan to talk to him notes Alex Pavlovic...
Via Tireball.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ross To Red Sox Fans: Boston Will Always Hold Special Place In My Heart

David Ross sounds like he didn’t take his time in Boston for granted. The veteran catcher reportedly signed a contract with the Chicago Cubs earlier this week, joining Jon Lester on the North Side and ending his time with the Red Sox. He tweeted his appreciation for Red Sox Nation on Saturday morning. Thx for all the kind words & support. Boston will always hold a special...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Sign Lester’s Former Teammate

The Chicago Cubs have signed catcher David Ross to a two-year deal. Ross spent the last two seasons with the Boston Red Sox and hit .184 with seven home runs and 15 RBI in 50 games. Ross, who will turn 38 this spring, often caught for Jon Lester in Boston during the past two seasons, including both of the left-hander’s starts in the 2013 World Series victory. The contract will...
Via Sports Mockery
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs, Lester former batterymate Ross reach 2-year deal

  David Ross and the Chicago Cubs agreed on a two-year contract worth $5 million, reuniting the catcher with frequent batterymate Jon Lester. The sides made the free-agent deal Friday. Ross often caught Lester in Boston during the past two seasons, including both of the left-hander's starts in the 2013 World Series victory. Ross started behind the plate for Lester's last 11 starts...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs and catcher David Ross reach 2-year deal

CHICAGO (AP) David Ross and the Chicago Cubs have agreed on a two-year contract worth $5 million, reuniting the catcher with frequent batterymate Jon Lester. The sides made the free-agent deal Friday. Ross often caught Lester in Boston during the past two seasons, including both of the left-hander's starts in the 2013 World Series victory. Ross started behind the plate for Lester...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester & David Ortiz Joke About Having the Same Number

Hey @JLester31 if you wanted my number all you had to do was ask jajajaja…..best of luck in chicago bro!!! pic.twitter.com/pjkTSzmxij — David Ortiz (@davidortiz) December 15, 2014 @davidortiz Ha! Figured the only way to get my 1st major league hit was to don the number of the greatest hitter I’ve ever seen. Love u bro! — Jon Lester (@JLester31) December 16, 2014 I don’t...
Via The Awesome Boston
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester ‘Probably’ Would Have Accepted $120M Offer From Red Sox In Spring

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox are left to wonder what could have been. Jon Lester signed a six-year, $155 million contract with the Chicago Cubs last week. The Red Sox were the runners-up in the Lester free agency sweepstakes, but it’s possible Boston could have signed the left-hander to a contract extension last spring if they offered...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants agree with Jake Peavy for lucrative two-year deal

After coming up short in their bid to land one of the 2014-15 free agent jewels in Jon Lester, the World Champion San Francisco Giants looked to the “Tier Two” ranks and brought back one of their own (at least the second half of the season).  According to Ken Rosenthal (FOX) and Jerry Crasnick (ESPN), the Giants have agreed to terms with Jake Peavy. Sources: Free-agent RHP...
Via Reading Between The Seams
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lester: I Would Have Signed Bigger Spring Deal

(Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)Jon Lester—the new ace of the Chicago Cubs—says he probably would have signed a deal with he Red Sox last spring had it been in the $120 million range. Appearing on WEEI radio's Hot Stove Show on Thursday night, Lester said, "That is one of those deals where hindsight is 20/20. You go back in time and you look at it and you go, 'probably yes'. I...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rant

This will be a team-centric show focused on the Boston Red Sox. The show will be an objective report on all things Red Sox (trades, acquisitions, performance, etc.) Tonight’s show will focus on Boston’s offseason, particularly focusing on the recent departure of Jon Lester. Episode One (30 Minutes) – Starting Time 9:30 EST. Red Sox Rant
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Off-Season a Nasty Mix of Rejection and Incompetence

Welcome to the Empty Funhouse The 2014 postseason should have been a time of bold and dominating moves by the San Francisco Giants ownership group and their front office. An unexpected trip to the playoffs and a World Series win last October should have been the jumping off point for the organization to boldly rebuild around their core of talented seasoned veterans. Instead, San...
Via The Giants Cove
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: David Ross, Craig Breslow Still Free-Agent Options For Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Jon Lester isn’t walking through that door. But a couple of other Boston Red Sox free agents could return. Catcher David Ross and reliever Craig Breslow still are in the mix for the Red Sox, according to WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford. Boston reportedly has competition for both players’ services. A major league source told...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

ESP #018: Jon Lester Signs with Cubs | Carmelo Wants Out of NY | Kobe Calls the Lakers Soft | Scoring in the Evening | Week 15 NFL Picks

CLNS Radio Content Manager Sean Bakke joins host Brian Langford and the sports podcast industry will never be the same again! In episode 18 of the re-vamped Evening Score Sports Podcast, Bakke and Langford dive into a variety of topics. 
Via CLNS Radio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ross Picking Among Sox And Two Others

(USAToday Sports)According to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, catcher David Ross is deciding whether to return to the Red Sox or move on to the Chicago Cubs or San Diego Padres. Since Ross was essentially Jon Lester's personal catcher in his time here, our guess is he goes to The Windy City to join the lefty. If Ross does depart, it will open the possibility of Boston committing the backstop...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Opinion: Cubs Should Trade Javier Baez

The Cubs have had a busy offseason, adding Joe Maddon and Jon Lester to mix with their young talent.  If you are familiar with the Cubs team, you know they have more hitting prospects than positions to fill on the diamond.  I’m here to tell you who they should trade next to get the pitching they desperately need. A popular guy name is the rumor mill is shortstop Starlin Castro...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein Willing To ‘Soak Myself In Deer Urine’ To Sign Jon Lester

This embed is invalid" /> Theo Epstein was prepared to go the extra mile if $155 million wasn’t enough. Lester signed a lucrative, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs for various reasons, including his relationship with Epstein, his desire to help the organization snap its 106-year World Series drought and the club’s seemingly bright future...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Tweets To David Ortiz: You’re The ‘Greatest Hitter I’ve Ever Seen’

Players come and go, but bromances are forever. Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz showed there were no hard feelings about his friend and ex-teammate Jon Lester joining the Chicago Cubs in a tweet he sent Monday, and the southpaw replied with an amiable message of his own Tuesday. With Big Papi cracking a joke about Lester wearing No. 34 with the Cubs — the number Ortiz has worn...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs introduce Lester; New Era

The Cubs introduced their new big money ace Jon Lester yesterday, and while the press conference itself wasn’t particularly entertaining – lacking the quirk and quotability of the Joe Maddon presser just a few weeks ago – its significance is apparent. The signing of Lester, along with the hiring of new manager Maddon, is a clear message to Cubs fans that the era of bottoming...
Via In The Neutral Zone
4 days ago  |  Discuss

You Won’t Believe What Theo Epstein Was Prepared To Do For Jon Lester

There were plenty of teams interested in Jon Lester’s pitching services. The Chicago Cubs and Theo Epstein were very aware of this and were willing to go to the extreme if necessary. You Won’t Believe What Theo Epstein Was Prepared To Do For Jon Lester According the CSN Chicago’s Patrick Mooney: “I was ready to soak myself in deer urine, if necessary,” Epstein said. Jon...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Graces the National Cover of Latest Sports Illustrated

The Chicago Cubs haven’t reached the playoffs in each of the past six seasons; however, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have the organization headed in the right direction and primed for a possible breakout in 2015. One huge reason there is optimism on the North Side, the addition of their left-handed ace, Jon Lester. According to the mid-December World Series odds released by Bovada...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Really Sports Illustrated? What about White Sox?

This is why it is difficult being a White Sox fan in Chicago. The Sox have a terrific off-season and look who lands on the cover of Sports Illustrated? Hope the Cubs enjoy paying Jon Lester that $25 million when he’s 37. … Continue Reading
Via Sherman Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

POLL: Over Six In Ten Say Lester Wins 11-15

Very early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that more than six in ten readers think Jon Lester will win between 11 and 15 games next year for the Cubs. As the chart shows, fully 64% think Lester will have that many victories, while 28% think he'll notch between 16 and 20 wins. Just 4% each believe the lefty will get either 0-10 wins or more than 20 victories. You can...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Lands On Sports Illustrated Cover Showing Off New Cubs Duds (Photo)

Jon Lester is ready to take on all comers with the Chicago Cubs — including “the dreaded Sports Illustrated cover jinx.” The new Cubs pitcher was introduced to Cubs fans and the Chicago media Monday at a news conference. On Tuesday, SI revealed Lester — with his new Cubs hat and uniform — will be on the magazine’s cover this week. This week...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Drunk Girls In Wrigleyville Are Way More Fun Than Regular Girls

The hype surrounding the Chicago Cubs for 2015 and beyond is growing by the day. Welcoming Joe Maddon, Jon Lester and a new stadium for next season, Cubs fans have a lot to look forward to. Will you be making a trip to Wrigleyville this season to partake in the festivities? If you’ve been to a Chicago Cubs game before, then you’ve probably seen countless drunk girls roaming the...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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