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  • Five things you should know about Jon Lester

    1. He is a cancer survivor. In 2006, he suffered a sore back and was put on the disabled list. Soon thereafter he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphona. After treatment he is now cancer free. In 2012, he started the NVRQT Campaign to support children'...
  • With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world

    With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world
    To Tyler Christofferson, Jon Lester always will be the Little League teammate who wore his hat backward and No. 24 jersey like hero Ken Griffey Jr. did, the grade-school buddy who matured into a better person than player even though he's a major league...
  • On The Fly: Red Sox Attempt To Shore Up Pitching Staff

    On The Fly: Red Sox Attempt To Shore Up Pitching Staff
    Once the Red Sox lost out on Jon Lester, which was no great surprise, they moved quickly to fill their rotation, adding lefthander Wade Miley (Arizona) and righthander Rick Porcello (Detroit) in trades, then reaching an agreement with free agent...
  • Reports: Red Sox acquire LHP Miley from D-backs

    The Sports Xchange Reports: Red Sox acquire LHP Miley from D-backs After losing out on the free agent left-hander Jon Lester, the Boston Red Sox acquired a different southpaw Wednesday night. Wade Miley was dealt to Boston from the Arizona Diamondbacks...
  • 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...
  • Lester goes to Cubs for six years, $155M

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update: Adds Lester quote Lester goes to Cubs for six years, $155M Coveted free agent left-hander Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs agreed to a six-year, $155 million deal late Tuesday night. The contract reportedly...
  • 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...