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Everything's Jake: The Cubs' Cy Young leader

Everything's Jake: The Cubs' Cy Young leader

Jon Lester was supposed to be the guy. “The Man,’’ actually and specifically. That’s why the Cubs guaranteed him $155 million. Lester would be the guy to win Cy Young Awards and lead the franchise to the impossible championship. The latter has yet to be determined, but one of the biggest reasons the Cubs are legit is not Lester as much as a guy who’s guaranteed almost $152 million less. Jake Arrieta has been the Cubs best pitcher and stands as their only Cy Young candidate. There’s still September to go, and individual awards aren’t the goal, but Arrieta ought to be in the Cy Young conversation and shouldn’t need a better publicist to...

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