Let the Lester Bidding War Begin

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The bidding for free agent pitcher Jon Lester is underway, and now we have some numbers. We learned last week that the Boston Red Sox initial offer was for about six years and $120 Million. Today we learned that the Continue reading

Is Jon Lester Even Interested in the Cubs?

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Jon Lester is in the sights of the Chicago Cubs, and they have a strong interest. The question though, is how interested in the Cubs is Lester? Interested enough to ask a long time former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster about Continue reading

Lester is in Cubs Sights, but What if They Miss?

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Everyone knows that the Chicago Cubs really covet Jon Lester. They have not hid their desire to add a top of the rotation starter to their rotation which already boasts breakout pitcher Jake Arrieta and emerging potential talent like Kyle Continue reading

Red Sox Low Ball Lester, Leaving Cubs to Swoop In

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News has come out that the Boston Red Sox have made free agent starting pitcher Jon Lester a contract offer, which is a bit lower than I was expecting. According to a mAjor league source the Red Sox offer to Continue reading

Finally Some Good News: Cubs NOT Looking at Swisher

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Finally, the fans of the Chicago Cubs have something to celebrate. Nick Swisher is not in the plans for 2015 and beyond. Sources say #Cubs have not inquired about Nick Swisher. — Bruce Miles (@BruceMiles2112) November 19, 2014 I will Continue reading

Cubs Dodge a bullet on Martin Deal

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Well, you can count Russell Martin out of your future Chicago Cubs lineup, the Toronto Blue Jays signed him to a very expensive deal. Source: Martin deal with #BlueJays is five years, $82M. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 17, 2014 Before Continue reading

Waiting for Spring

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Last night, and a little this morning, Chicago experienced the first real snow fall of the season. Sure, we had flurries already, but this time that damn white stuff stuck to the ground and people instantly forgot how to drive Continue reading

What is Russell Martin’s Leadership Worth?

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After the Detroit Tigers signed Victor Martinez to a four year deal worth $68 million, Russell Martin must have cracked a smile. A 36 year old catcher, who is now primarily a designated hitter just received a lucrative offer that Continue reading

So There is No Zimmermann Trade? I Love the Hot Stove

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Last night a rumor of interest of a Jordan Zimmerman trade between the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals. SOURCES: #Cubs in talks to acquire RHP Jordan Zimmermann from #Nationals, @GDubCub reports: http://t.co/r14KdVUL8o pic.twitter.com/xagbBq63b7 — Sun-Times Sports (@suntimes_sports) November 12, 2014 Continue reading

Cubs Hot Stove: A Trade for Jordan Zimmermann? (Update: just kidding)

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Well this is a bit surprising. According to Gordon Wittenmeyer, the Chicago Cubs are not waiting for Jon Lester to decide where he wants to spend the next several years of his career, they are looking to upgrade their starting Continue reading