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  • Cubs' Jon Lester has no time for proponents of shortening games

    Cubs' Jon Lester has no time for proponents of shortening games
    America’s favorite pastime is taking way too much time, many people believe. The average major-league game lasted 3 hours, 8 minutes in 2014. That is the longest of any year in MLB history, according to Baseball Prospectus, which has archived data...
  • White Sox's time to respond after Cubs take aim

    White Sox's time to respond after Cubs take aim
    The Cubs and White Sox took care of their own business last month that brought free agent left-hander Jon Lester and All-Star catcher Miguel Montero to Wrigley Field, and Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson and Melky Cabrera to U.S. Cellular Field. It...
  • Rick Sutcliffe: Fans swayed Jon Lester to Cubs

    Rick Sutcliffe: Fans swayed Jon Lester to Cubs
    Rick Sutcliffe pitched eight seasons for the Chicago Cubs and will return to Mesa, Ariz., in February as a spring training instructor. But Sutcliffe revealed that he was involved in the recruitment of marquee left-hander Jon Lester as the suggestion...
  • For Cubs to thrive in 2015, young guns will have to produce

    For Cubs to thrive in 2015, young guns will have to produce
    The five players gathered on stage for a panel called "New Kids on the Block" had appeared in no major league games at this time last year. At Saturday's Cubs Convention, they were met with zealous cheers from a packed crowd and questions about which...
  • Cubs' Jon Lester a newcomer to Chicago but a veteran on mound

     Cubs' Jon Lester a newcomer to Chicago but a veteran on mound
    Jon Lester the free agent signing signaled optimism and a potential new era for the Cubs. Jon Lester the Chicagoan, however, is still adjusting to his new digs. "It's going to take some exploring. It may take a month, it may take a year. But we're going...
  • Cubs will win NL Central, predicts Anthony Rizzo

    Cubs will win NL Central, predicts Anthony Rizzo
    If adding prized left-hander Jon Lester and manager Joe Maddon didn’t raise enough optimism, first baseman Anthony Rizzo fueled more hype on the eve of Cubs Convention. “We’re going to win the NL Central,” Rizzo said Thursday...
  • 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...
  • Jon Lester buys Cubs' pitch of being part of something historic

    Jon Lester buys Cubs' pitch of being part of something historic
    The Cubs' wooing of Jon Lester had absolutely nothing to do with Ronnie Woo-Woo, and was a perfect example of knowing your client's needs and his comfort zone. All the contenders were offering more money than Lester could spend in 100 lifetimes. But...
  • 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....
  • Jon Lester believes in Cubs' mission for a World Series

    Jon Lester believes in Cubs' mission for a World Series
    As a minor league pitcher, Jon Lester arrived too late to fully enjoy the Red Sox's first World Series title in 86 years in 2004. But after discussions with team officials and former players, Lester wasn't about to pass up what he sees as a chance to...
  • Both Cubs and White Sox enjoy basking in offseason spotlight

    Both Cubs and White Sox enjoy basking in offseason spotlight
    Late Tribune sports columnist Steve Daley once wrote "Baseball has no offseason in Chicago. Interest only starts to wane when the teams start to play their games." We do spend an inordinate amount of time discussing baseball in the winter, perhaps to...