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  • Cubs ready to make other moves as they await Jon Lester's decision

    Cubs ready to make other moves as they await Jon Lester's decision
    SAN DIEGO — Amid conflicting reports regarding the decision of marquee free-agent pitcher Jon Lester, perhaps the most honest assessment Monday night came from Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer. "I have no sense of timing on anything at this point,"...
  • Cubs sign free-agent ace Jon Lester

    Cubs sign free-agent ace Jon Lester
    SAN DIEGO — First it was Joe Maddon. And now it's Jon Lester. If there was any question about the Cubs' offseason commitment to becoming a playoff contender, they took a significant and historic step by signing Lester — the top left-hander...
  • Ervin Santana would be icing on Cubs' cake

    SAN DIEGO -- What’s next for the Cubs after the Jon Lester signing? More pitching, perhaps. The Cubs aren’t done looking for starting pitching, despite signing Lester and Jason Hammel at the winter meetings. After I congratulated a top...
  • Vegas loves Cubs after Jon Lester signing

    Vegas loves Cubs after Jon Lester signing
    ESPN.com reports: After entering the offseason at 40-1 odds to win the 2015 World Series, the Cubs were listed at 12-1 after the signing Wednesday of pitcher Jon Lester by the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas. The Cubs' odds had improved to 18-1 after the...
  • Intriguing catching options for Jon Lester

    Intriguing catching options for Jon Lester
    SAN DIEGO -- Part of the learning process for Jon Lester in spring training will involve him getting acclimated to new Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero. The Cubs wouldn't have agreed to pay off of the remaining $40 million on Montero's contract if...
  • Pitching deals mean White Sox mean business: The future is now

    Pitching deals mean White Sox mean business: The future is now
    No better way for the White Sox to mark the 10-year anniversary of winning the World Series than celebrating another one in 2015. Admittedly, that sounds outrageous to suggest for a team 16 games below .500 last year, but it accurately depicts the...
  • No Way Around It, Red Sox Blew It With Jon Lester

    As news spread overnight that Jon Lester had spurned Red Sox ownership in favor of the boy genius who once had escaped its employ dressed in a gorilla suit, another slightly less audacious scene began to spread across the Internet. We're talking about...
  • Coach K on Cubs landing Jon Lester: 'Hallelujah'

    Duke basketball coach and lifelong Cubs fan Mike Krzyzewski learned about the Jon Lester signing Wednesday during a guest spot on "The Dan Patrick Show." His reaction summed up the feelings of all long-suffering Cubs fans: “Hallelujah."...
  • Orioles haven't discussed deal for Yoenis Cespedes, source says

    Orioles haven't discussed deal for Yoenis Cespedes, source says
    Despite a report Wednesday that said the Orioles are interested in the Boston Red Sox's Yoenis Cespedes, the club has had no internal discussions regarding the outfielder, according to an industry source. According to WEEI.com, the Orioles have...
  • Jon Lester validates Cubs' plan

    Jon Lester validates Cubs' plan
    Somebody good finally took the Cubs’ money. Anibal Sanchez didn’t, and the Cubs got stuck with Edwin Jackson. Masahiro Tanaka didn’t, and the Cubs were starting to look like chumps whose purpose was only to drive up the price for good...
  • Jon Lester signing confirms Cubs ready to win now

    That creaking you heard in the wee hours of Wednesday morning was the Cubs’ championship window officially opening.   Talk about an overnight sensation. While Chicago slept, left-handed pitcher Jon Lester agreed to a six-year, $155 million...