The Daily CCO: The Jon Lester Watch Continues and Cubs News and Rumors

Jon Lester’s free agent tour continued Thursday with a stop in Atlanta and a meeting with the Braves. According to report from David O’Brien, Jon Lester had lunch met with the Braves’ brass. Atlanta looked into trading for Lester at the deadline last July and scouted him extensively according to Gordon Edes before he was […]

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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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The Daily CCO: Cubs Waiting on Lester, Red Sox Make an Offer? And Other News and Rumors

Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and company reportedly met with Jon Lester on Tuesday and made their pitch to the southpaw that checks all of the front office’s boxes. The Cubs’ primary focus right now is Jon Lester. But he’s also the top priority for the Red Sox with the Braves and Cardinals very interested in […]

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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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The Daily CCO: Jon Lester Scheduled to Meet with the Cubs and Other News and Rumors

The Cubs will reportedly meet with Jon Lester a day after being outbid on one of the team’s off-season targets. According to a report from WEEI, Lester has a meeting scheduled for Tuesday in Chicago. The Cubs’ brass will roll out the red carpet and tell the southpaw why he should sign and front the […]

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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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Cubs Reported as a Possible Suitor for RHP Kenta Maeda

Reports have indicated the Hiroshima Carp could post RHP Kenta Maeda before the end of the month. Once he’s posted, Maeda will garner a lot of attention as teams across the league lineup to commit the $20 million fee for the right to negotiate a deal with him. Last year it was believed the clubs […]

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