Jon Lester Update: Meetings Scheduled with at Least Two More Unidentified Teams Next Week

According to a report from WEEI, Jon Lester has meetings scheduled with at least two more teams. Rob Bradford’s report did not indicate which two teams will sit down with Lester and try to persuade him to sign. Based on news from the week, the Cardinals and Blue Jays could be two of the teams […]

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Report: Cubs Have Talked to the Diamondbacks about Miguel Montero

According to a report from Nick Piecoro in the Arizona Repblic, the Cubs are one of at least three teams that have talked to the Diamondbacks about catcher Miguel Montero. The White Sox and Dodgers have also spoken with Arizona about its backstop. The Diamondbacks “continue to have dialogue with other clubs on a variety […]

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Nationals Reportedly Tell Teams Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister are Available

Jordan Zimmermann may be available after all … The Sun-Times reported last week the Cubs were in talks with the Nationals to acquire RHP Jordan Zimmermann. Gordon Wittenmyer said a trade was not imminent but there was enough interest from the Nationals that a deal was expected to be completed. The report was shot down […]

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Jon Lester Update: Going Through the Process

Jon Lester has received the Red Sox initial offer, met with the Cubs, is meeting with the Braves on Thursday (12:00pm ET) and the lefty could visit with the Blue Jays and Cardinals in the near future. As much as it is overplayed in the media, Jon Lester is going through the free agent process. […]

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Red Sox Make a Reported Six-Year Offer in the $110-120 Million Range to Jon Lester

The Red Sox have stepped up and significantly increased their offer to Jon Lester from the four-year, $70 million proposal the lefty received last year. According to a report from Nick Cafardo, Lester received a six-year offer from the Sox in the $110-120 million range. WEEI contacted one of Lester’s agents, Seth Levinson, and while he […]

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Cubs Reportedly Inquired about Nick Swisher

Updated 8:30am CST: According to Bruce Miles and Carrie Muskat, the Cubs have not inquired about Nick Swisher. Miles said on Twitter, his source vehemently denied the report stating the Cubs had inquired about Swisher. Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday the Indians are “exploring a wide range of options, including a trade of Nick Swisher for another […]

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Reports: Cubs Met with Jon Lester … Cardinals Join Cubs, Red Sox and Braves in Pursuit of Lester

According to a report from Carrie Muskat, the Cubs met with Jon Lester on Tuesday in the second stop of his recruiting tour. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are trying to convince the veteran southpaw to sign with the Cubs. The team would not confirm the meeting with Lester took place. Two more teams have […]

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Jon Lester Update: Braves Have Meeting Scheduled for Thursday

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are reportedly meeting Tuesday with Jon Lester, but the Cubs are not the last stop on his recruiting tour. Buster Olney reported Tuesday morning that Lester will meet with the Braves later in the week and reports from David O’Brien indicated the meeting will take place Thursday as John Hart […]

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Will the Cubs Explore Trading for Miguel Montero?

The Blue Jays stepped up and landed a starting catcher Monday when Alex Anthopoulos outbid Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer for Russell Martin. Reports suggested the Cubs finished a close second to Toronto for Martin and were willing to add a fifth year “in certain scenarios” and go beyond the four-year deal for $64-65 million […]

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Jon Lester Update: Blue Jays Added to the Mix with the Red Sox and Cubs?

The Cubs and Red Sox could have a legitimate contender in the Jon Lester sweepstakes. According to a report from WEEI, the Blue Jays continue to show interest in Jon Lester. After pulling off the five-year deal with Russell Martin, it appears Alex Anthopoulos has his credit card out and is ready to spend money […]

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