Jon Lester to Sign With the Cubs
Dec10

Jon Lester to Sign With the Cubs

Jon Lester will be signing with the Chicago Cubs, according to Ken Rosenthal. Jeff Passan has the details, noting that the Cubs will be paying $155 M for six years. Sources: Lester to #Cubs. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 10, 2014 Jon Lester, Cubs agree on six-year, $155M deal, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Red Sox are runners-up. Their final bid: six for $135M. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 10, 2014 Two...

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Jon Lester Nearing the Finish Line, Which Would Open Up the Starting Pitching Market
Dec08

Jon Lester Nearing the Finish Line, Which Would Open Up the Starting Pitching Market

The starting pitching market could open up soon. Currently everything is being delayed by Jon Lester, whose signing will set the pitching market. Buster Olney says that a deal could happen in the next day. Lester talks nearing the finish line, sources say. Choice will be made no earlier than tonight, no later than tomorrow. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 8, 2014 The main need for the Pirates is a starting pitcher for the...

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Jon Lester Traded to Oakland For Yoenis Cespedes
Jul31

Jon Lester Traded to Oakland For Yoenis Cespedes

Jeff Passan reports that Jon Lester has been traded. The team is unknown at the moment. Source: Jon Lester has been traded. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2014 Updates to come. UPDATE 9:42 AM: Passan says Lester is going to a West Coast team. Lester going to a team on the West Coast. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2014 So I think it’s safe to say we can rule out the Pirates, unless the report is wrong. My...

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Latest Jon Lester Rumors: Pirates and Cardinals Pushing the Hardest
Jul30

Latest Jon Lester Rumors: Pirates and Cardinals Pushing the Hardest

Jon Lester won’t be making his start today, as we learned last night he would be scratched in anticipation for a trade. The Pittsburgh Pirates are in the mix, but the cost is going to be high. I wrote about that cost last night, while also looking at some players who could be given up for Lester. Here are the latest rumors on Lester, with updates throughout the day. Buster Olney says that the NL Central teams are just as...

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Orioles Pursuing Jon Lester
Jul30

Orioles Pursuing Jon Lester

The Baltimore Orioles are reportedly close to a deal for Jon Lester, according to Pete Abraham in Boston and Brittany Ghiroli in Baltimore. #RedSox in discussions on a deal that would end Jon Lester to the #Orioles sources from both teams say. Would return a pitcher — Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) July 30, 2014 Hearing Orioles are close to a deal with the Red Sox for pitcher Jon Lester. Same as @PeteAbe — Brittany Ghiroli...

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