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  • Lester: World Series is Cubs' goal

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Chicago Cubs - INSIDE PITCH Jon Lester is ready to help bring the Chicago Cubs their first World Series title since 1908. Lester agreed to a six-year, $155 million contract with a record-setting $30 million...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cubs' winning ticket: Lester-Montero battery

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Chicago Cubs - INSIDE PITCH Since winning the 1908 World Series, the Chicago Cubs have enjoyed few days better than Dec. 9, 2014. First, the on-the-rise club acquired veteran catcher Miguel Montero from the...
  • Roenicke may not return after Brewers' collapse

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Milwaukee Brewers - INSIDE PITCH For the Milwaukee Brewers to move forward and begin planning for 2015, they will need to take a look back -- a long, in-depth, maddening, disappointing and, in some cases,...
  • Cardinals acquire Heyward to take over in right

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - St. Louis Cardinals - INSIDE PITCH Three weeks after the death of right fielder Oscar Taveras, the still-mourning St. Louis Cardinals made a roster move to fill his position. The Cardinals acquired right fielder...
  • Cincinnati Reds - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Cincinnati Reds - INSIDE PITCH Walt Jocketty was in a subdued mood Dec. 11, which was quite understandable after the Cincinnati Reds general manager reluctantly traded two-fifths of his rotation. The Reds dealt right-hander Mat Latos...
  • Pirates' future remains bright despite bitter playoff loss

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH In the latter stages of the regular season, Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neil Huntington was asked what would constitute a successful year. "A World Series championship," he...
  • 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...
  • Reds trade starters Latos, Simon

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange Reds trade starters Latos, Simon SAN DIEGO --- Walt Jocketty was in a subdued mood Thursday morning, which was quite understandable after the Cincinnati Reds general manager reluctantly traded...
  • Jon Lester signing confirms Cubs ready to win now

    That creaking you heard in the wee hours of Wednesday morning was the Cubs’ championship window officially opening.   Talk about an overnight sensation. While Chicago slept, left-handed pitcher Jon Lester agreed to a six-year, $155 million...