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  • Sighting: Jon Lester dines at Giordano's

    Sighting: Jon Lester dines at Giordano's
    Jon Lester didn’t wait long to get his hands on some deep dish pizza. The two-time World Series champion agreed to sign with the Cubs late Tuesday night and was already eating deep dish pizza in Chicago on Thursday. Here’s that sighting and...
  • Starter Jason Hammel excited about opportunity with the Cubs

    Starter Jason Hammel excited about opportunity with the Cubs
    A series of reunions looks promising for the Cubs' 2015 rotation. "I knew this was a place for me and (knew I) would have a very good opportunity," Jason Hammel said Friday of his return after being traded in July to the A's. "Thankfully, (Cubs President...
  • Jon Lester developed 'wow' factor at high school in Pacific Northwest

    Jon Lester developed 'wow' factor at high school in Pacific Northwest
    The wow factor started as a freshman at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, Wash., and continued in games in which left-hander Jon Lester didn't pitch. "He was too good not to play when he wasn't pitching," longtime Bellarmine coach Rick Barnhart recalled. "If...
  • Jon Lester selects No. 34

    Jon Lester selects No. 34
    There was no chance that Jon Lester would get the opportunity to wear jersey No. 31 with the Cubs, especially after Ferguson Jenkins sported that number before being inducted into the Hall of Fame, and Greg Maddux wore the same number before the Cubs...
  • Run for cover? SI goes all in on Cubs' Jon Lester

    Run for cover? SI goes all in on Cubs' Jon Lester
    It didn’t take long for Sports Illustrated to go all-in on the Cubs. SI decided to go with Jon Lester on the cover of this week’s magazine. Tom Verducci writes about the pitcher’s decision to sign with the Cubs. Cubs fans, though,...
  • On The Fly: Politics Find Way Into Super Bowl

    On The Fly: Politics Find Way Into Super Bowl
    Politics have a way of seeping into everything, right? You can add the Super Bowl, too. That's right, Congress — yes Congress — could bring Super Bowl XLIX to a screeching halt if it doesn't get its act together by New Year's Eve. Lauren...
  • Jon Lester hoping to age well with Cubs

    Jon Lester hoping to age well with Cubs
    Jon Lester will celebrate his 31st birthday in less than a month, but although the Chicago Cubs' new ace is hopeful he can remain a highly effective pitcher for years to come, he knows that's not a given. "There's only certain things you can control,"...
  • Why doesn't Cutler have to apologize?

    Why doesn't Cutler have to apologize?
    First, a quick note of thanks, again, to Sports Illustrated. If you believe in the SI jinx, and Lord knows you should, they just screwed us. They put Jon Lester on the cover before he pitched even one inning for the Cubs. I want to say the last time...
  • It appears there will be no new superstar coming to the Dodgers

    It appears there will be no new superstar coming to the Dodgers
    Jon Lester, enjoy the Windy City. Cole Hamels, it would have been sweet. Max Scherzer, rejoice in those coming riches. James Shields, guess we never really thought it was going to happen. The superstar pitcher who was going to be added to give the...
  • Cubs sign reliever Jason Motte, reportedly acquire catcher David Ross

    Cubs sign reliever Jason Motte, reportedly acquire catcher David Ross
    Jason Motte and his scruffy beard will be coming out of the Cubs’ bullpen next year after the former Cardinals’ closer agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal. And David Ross and his scruffy beard will be reunited with Jon Lester after...
  • Major League Baseball average salary tops $3.8 million

    Major League Baseball average salary tops $3.8 million
    Major League Baseball's average salary shot up to more than $3.8 million this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in 2015. The Major League Baseball Players Assn....