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  • Cubs' Jon Lester signing drives big TV ratings

    Cubs' Jon Lester signing drives big TV ratings
    The Jon Lester signing wasn’t just good for the Cubs. It also was huge for MLB Network. The dramatic events of Tuesday night pulled in 179,000 viewers to MLB Network’s coverage. That shattered its previous record for the Winter Meetings by...
  • Former Marlin Dempster aims to aid Cubs revival in new front-office role

    Former Marlin Dempster aims to aid Cubs revival in new front-office role
    There was never any doubt Ryan Dempster would be a success, no matter that he elected to do. Always a jokester, an aficionado of clubhouse pranks, he was the pitcher in the wry during a 16-year career that began with the 108-loss Marlins in 1998 and...
  • There were plenty of winners and losers at baseball's winter meetings

    There were plenty of winners and losers at baseball's winter meetings
    In Ned Colletti's first winter as Dodgers general manager, he made three trades, a perfectly reasonable volume. In Andrew Friedman's first winter in charge, he dominated the winter meetings by making four trades within 24 hours. There was the midnight...
  • Chicago sports retailers pumped for Lester, Samardzija

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas for Chicago baseball fans — and retailers. This year's winter talks brought a lot of enthusiasm back to the Windy City with free-agent, left-hander Jon Lester signing with the Cubs. And on the South...
  • Cubs win World Series ... but only on film

    Cubs win World Series ... but only on film
    Perhaps it's in the nature of Cubs fans to cling to any omen -- good or ominous. So it's understandable that with the signing of free-agent ace Jon Lester, some foresee the kind of Hollywood ending that has been scripted many times over. "Back to the...
  • After winter meetings, Cubs still looking to supplement roster for 2015

    SAN DIEGO — Despite sprinting out of the blocks with three significant acquisitions this week, the Cubs are far from finished in restructuring their roster for 2015. "We still have a lot of work to do," general manager Jed Hoyer said Thursday as...
  • Around baseball

    Around baseball
    American LeagueCentral Division White Sox: Additions of Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson and Adam LaRoche should make Sox instant contenders if defense holds up. Indians: Quiet so far, but adding Brandon Moss is an upgrade. Now if the Tribe can only...
  • 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...