Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:13:22 -0800
Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester will officially start on opening day.
Fantasy Tip: It's not a surprise that the Cubs' big free-agent pitching acquisition will start the first game of the season against the St. Louis Cardinals in Chicago. There is some concern about Lester's WHIP these days, but his uptick in strikeouts last year was a comforting sign, and the move to the National League should keep him in fantasy ace territory.
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 02:17:33 -0800
Sources indicate free-agent OF Jonny Gomes (Athletics) could end up with the Chicago Cubs before spring training gets underway. Gomes would reunite with SP Jon Lester and C David Ross, who were former teammates with the Boston Red Sox.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:14:09 -0800
Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester received a $30 million signing bonus that will be paid out over the life of the contract, according to sources. Lester also received a full no-trade clause as well as a $25 million vesting option for 2021 or a $10 million buyout.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 23:25:22 -0800
Free-agent SP Jon Lester (Athletics) has signed a six-year, $155 million contract with the Chicago Cubs, ending a hot pursuit that included the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:23:24 -0800
Free-agent SP Jon Lester (Athletics) will not be heading to the Los Angeles Dodgers, as the team has reportedly checked out in their pursuit of the free agent, a source said Tuesday, Dec. 9.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:36:05 -0800
The San Francisco Giants remain in the running for free-agent SP Jon Lester (Athletics), but the team's optimism appeared to be fading a bit as the day went on Tuesday, Dec. 9. "I feel we're probably in the backseat of this deal right now," assistant general manager Bobby Evans said at the winter meetings.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:02:58 -0800
Free-agent SP Jon Lester (Athletics), who has multiple offers of at least $150 million over six years, is having his final choice slowed because he's negotiating with those teams, according to a source. Lester could wait until Wednesday, Dec. 10, to make his final decision, according to sources. He's drawing interest from the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 06:02:16 -0800
Free-agent SP Jon Lester (Athletics) has four offers around six years and $150 million. One team said it would go to a seven-year, $175 million deal, but Lester wouldn't necessarily pick that team at that level.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:31:20 -0800
Free-agent SP Jon Lester (Athletics) has not ruled out returning to the Boston Red Sox, according to a source.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:47:29 -0800
Free-agent SP Jon Lester (Athletics) is believed to be considering signing with the Chicago Cubs or San Francisco Giants, according to sources.