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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 Convention preview: Is it time to get excited?

    Cubs Convention preview: Is it time to get excited?
    The granddaddy of all fan fests returns this weekend when the 30th annual Cubs Convention kicks off Friday at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. The blueprint isn't too different from the one former Cubs executive John McDonough invented in 1986,...
  • Starlin Castro, Welington Castillo among Cubs' concerns

    Starlin Castro, Welington Castillo among Cubs' concerns
    With the additions of marquee left-hander Jon Lester and colorful manager Joe Maddon, this weekend's Cubs Convention will provide a more festive atmosphere for Cubs fans than last January, when restless supporters asked when the rebuilding program would...
  • 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...