JON LESTER RUMORS & GOSSIP
There were plenty of teams interested in Jon Lester’s pitching services. The Chicago Cubs and Theo Epstein were very aware of this and were willing to go to the extreme if necessary.
You Won’t Believe What Theo Epstein Was Prepared To Do For Jon Lester
According the CSN Chicago’s Patrick Mooney:
“I was ready to soak myself in deer urine, if necessary,” Epstein said.
The Chicago Cubs haven’t reached the playoffs in each of the past six seasons; however, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have the organization headed in the right direction and primed for a possible breakout in 2015.
One huge reason there is optimism on the North Side, the addition of their left-handed ace, Jon Lester.
According to the mid-December World Series odds released by Bovada...
Jon Lester will be sporting both an unfamiliar uniform and an unfamiliar jersey number next spring. Lester was officially introduced as a member of the Chicago Cubs on Monday, and team president Theo Epstein presented him with a No. 34 jersey. Lester explained that he chose that number as a tribute to three people —...Read More
Jon Lester’s been a busy man recently, but there was no way he was going to forget to call Dustin Pedroia.
Lester and the Boston Red Sox second baseman spoke frequently in recent weeks. The free-agent Lester was being courted by multiple teams, and Pedroia obviously wanted a reunion in Boston with the left-handed ace.
It wasn’t meant to be, though,...
Jon Lester #31 of the Oakland Athletics reacts after the third out in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals during the American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images)
The Boston Red Sox did a disservice to their fan base this off-season as they strung them along and stayed on the back-page of the papers by making...
Monday, Jon Lester was introduced as the new ace of the Chicago Cubs.
And since the Bears went into early hibernation, the pitcher spent his Sunday night hanging out with nearly 22,000 of his newest, closest friends at the United Center watching some hockey.
Jon Lester wearing a #Blackhawks jersey at tonight's game. pic.twitter.com/h7muPCDjao
— Scott King (@ScottKingMedia) December...
Too late to make this request.
Jon Lester was presented today in Chicago and David Ortiz posted the photo on his Instagram. We’re sure he’s missing his teammate but a joke was appropriate.
Hey jon if you wanted my number all you had to do was ask jajajaja…..best of luck in chicago bro!!!
A photo posted by David Ortiz (@davidortiz) on Dec 12, 2014 at 1:07pm PST
Believe it or not, Jon Lester is officially a Chicago Cub.
After finalizing a six-year, $155 million contract, the newest ace of the Cubs’ pitching staff was introduced Monday at a press conference where he shed some light on the chaos that was his free-agency process. The decision wasn’t an easy one by any means, as many believed Lester would return to the Red Sox even after...
This current off-season has been exactly what the Chicago Cubs fan base needed after enduring an excruciating rebuilding process that resulted in one of the worst losing stretches in team history. Rather than having to seek out buy-low, sell-high pitching candidates, this front office has been able to spend significantly on a legitimate ace in Jon Lester, as well as bring back...
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If you like being pelted with blurry pebbles of information for three or four days in a row (with the occasional blockbuster-ish boulder), prepare yourself: the Winter Meetings are coming. Every general manager in baseball will be at the Hilton Bayfront in San Diego Dec. 7–11, swapping names and tossing around enormous sums of money like playing cards.
Alongside them, about...