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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The Daily CCO: A Whole New Off-Season? The Hall of Fame Ballot and Cubs News and Rumors

The Red Sox created the headlines Monday with the signings of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. And the consensus is that Boston’s moves will have a ripple effect throughout baseball. The Sox not only have the farm system to make any trade Ben Cherington feels would benefit the big league club but he now has […]

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Jon Lester Update: Red Sox Shift Focus to Lester, Giants in the Mix

The free agent process continued Monday for Jon Lester as his former bosses in Boston changed baseball’s winter season within a 12 hour time period. Even with signing Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, the Red Sox have plenty of room on its payroll for Jon Lester’s contract. And Boston thinks the additions of Ramirez and […]

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The Daily CCO: Rumors, Rumors, Rumors and Cubs News and Notes

With two weeks to go before the start of the Winter Meetings, rumors continue to dominate baseball’s landscape. Teams continue to talk to agents and other clubs trying to improve their respective rosters. One huge free agent agreed to terms late Sunday. Hanley Ramirez and the Red Sox are expected to finalize a five-year, $90 […]

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Jon Lester Update: Interest is Booming in the Free Agent

Could it take a seventh year for a team to sign Jon Lester? Jon Lester’s free agent tour continues in the coming week. According to a report from WEEI, Lester has meetings scheduled with at least two teams prior to Thanksgiving. It is unknown which teams Lester will sit down with, but one could be […]

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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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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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