Jon Lester Update: Down to Three Teams? Cubs, Red Sox and Giants

Is Jon Lester nearing the end of the free agent process? There are a lot of questions surrounding Jon Lester as he could be in the final stretch of gathering information about the teams with the most interest in signing him. Lester met with the Giants in Atlanta on Monday and it is unknown at […]

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Jon Lester Update: Cubs Offer is Reportedly Six Years, $138 Million

The free agent process continued Monday for Jon Lester as he met with the Giants in Atlanta. According to Jon Heyman, Bruce Bochy is part of the meeting with Lester and close friend Tim Hudson has been involved in recruiting the southpaw. Bruce Levine reported the process for Lester remains fluid but the Giants “appear […]

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Jon Lester Update: Meeting with Giants Monday, Could Make a Decision this Week?

The free agent process continues Monday for Jon Lester. According to a report from Buster Olney, Lester will meet Monday with the Giants and San Francisco has become more serious about signing Lester in recent days according to Nick Cafardo. Reports over the weekend suggested Jon Lester was not close to signing with a team, […]

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Jon Lester Update: Cubs Reportedly Very Serious, Braves Out of the Mix?

Jon Lester has met with the Red Sox, Cubs and Braves. He reportedly does not have a sit down scheduled with the Cardinals, but he is expected to listen to the Giants’ proposal in the coming week. Lester has received an initial offer from the Red Sox in the $110-120 million range for six years […]

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Cubs Reportedly In as Deep as Any Team with Cuban INF Yoan Moncada

According to an unidentified National League executive Joel Sherman spoke to the Cubs “are in as deep on Yoan Moncada as any team.” The Cubs had a strong scouting presence at the 19-year old infielder’s workout in Guatemala earlier this month. Yoan Moncada is believed to be the best Cuban teenage prospect since Jorge Soler […]

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Report: Jon Lester Does Not Have a Meeting Scheduled with the Cardinals

The Cubs long-time arch rival might not be in on Jon Lester after all. Reports from Jim Bowden and Peter Gammons pointed to the Cardinals being one of the teams that have shown “legitimate interest” in free agent southpaw Jon Lester. Bowden has consistently reported St. Louis has been engaged with Lester from the beginning […]

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The Daily CCO: A Full Plate of Updates on Jon Lester, Cole Hamels and Max Scherzer

Happy Thanksgiving Jon Lester is still going through the free agent process. Rob Bradford reported Wednesday night that a source does not see Lester signing with a team anytime soon. Lester has meetings scheduled with the Cardinals and Giants after the holiday. Nick Cafardo shot down internet reports the Red Sox increased their offer to […]

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Jon Lester Update: Cubs Reportedly Being Aggressive, Red Sox Make Top Priority

The Jon Lester Sweepstakes took it up a notch Tuesday after a report from David Kaplan indicated the Cubs offer to Jon Lester was for north of $135 million and at least for six years. The Sun-Times shot down Kaplan’s report, saying it was not accurate. Kaplan maintained his source is accurate and the Cubs […]

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Cubs Reportedly Make Significant Offer to Jon Lester of Six Years and North of $135 Million

According to a report from Comcast SportsNet, the Cubs made a significant offer to free agent LHP Jon Lester. David Kaplan reported during his radio show on 87.7 The Game that he understands the Cubs submitted an offer to Jon Lester north of $135 million and for six years. The Cubs are believed to be […]

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Report: Rays Would Not Keep Dave Martinez from Interviewing with Another Team

Updated 11:45am CST – According to a report from Bill Chastain, Dave Martinez has decided to leave the Tampa Bay Rays. Ken Rosenthal reported Monday night that the Rays “would not stand in Dave Martinez’s way if the Cubs or another club requested to interview him for a coaching position.” Could Martinez officially being able […]

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