Is Justin Masterson Still on the Cubs Radar?

Multiple reports Wednesday indicated the Cubs are still in the market to add starting pitching to the roster even with Jon Lester now in the fold. The Cubs could be exploring another short-term commitment, like the deal that brought Jason Hammel back to the North Side of Chicago. A top Cubs’ executive told Paul Sullivan […]

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Front Office is Not Done Shaping the Cubs Roster

The front office landed the Cubs top off-season target Tuesday when Jon Lester agreed to terms on a six-year, $155 million contract. And signing Jon Lester appears to be just the beginning of what could be a series of roster moves. Ken Rosenthal reported earlier in the week that if the Cubs were able to […]

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Reports Surfacing with Details of Jon Lester’s Contract

Jon Lester posted on Twitter first thing Wednesday morning, “Extremely difficult decision for me and my family but we love the outcome and couldn’t be more excited to join the Cubs organization!” Lester thanked Red Sox Nation and said Boston will always have a “big place” in his heart and he will always consider the […]

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The Daily CCO: Miguel Montero Excited About Trade to the Cubs

One of the newest additions to the roster is excited he was traded to the Cubs. Miguel Montero posted on his Twitter account that he is excited for the next chapter of his career with a team with so much history and bright future. And he told Nick Piecoro the same when the D-Backs’ beat […]

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The Wait is Over, Cubs Land Jon Lester

Jon Lester agreed to terms on a six-year, $155 million contract with the Chicago Cubs. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and the front office landed their primary target Tuesday night when the Cubs agreed to terms with LHP Jon Lester. The Cubs have not announced the deal, but Joe Maddon confirmed the Cubs signed Jon Lester. […]

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From the Wire: Jon Lester Agrees to Terms on a Six-Year Contract with the Chicago Cubs

According to multiple reports, the Cubs and Jon Lester have agreed to terms on a six-year, $155 million contract. Jon Lester’s six year contract includes a vesting option for a seventh year worth $15 million. Lester’s $25.83 million AAV is the second highest for a starting pitcher on a multi-year contract (Clayton Kershaw). Lester’s option […]

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Jon Lester Update: Giants and Dodgers are Out, Cubs and Red Sox Meeting with Lester Later Tuesday Night

The Jon Lester sweepstakes could be nearing a conclusion. Jon Lester called the Giants on Tuesday night and told them he was going in a different direction. Lester reportedly thanked the Giants for their interest and told them he appreciated everything throughout the process. Lester is believed to be deciding between the Cubs and Red […]

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Landing Jon Lester Could Change the Cubs Plan?

When the Cubs hired Joe Maddon, Theo Epstein was asked if the front office planned to change its plans for the off-season. Epstein maintained the Cubs goal was to win the National League Central Division crown next season. But the Cubs would not alter The Plan that was set in motion over three years ago […]

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Winter Meetings 2014: Cubs Have Work to Do in San Diego

Baseball’s Winter Meetings are underway in San Diego and run through Thursday (Dec. 7-11). It is expected to be a rather busy week at the annual gathering throughout the game. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are expecting a lot of activity this week, but not necessarily with the Cubs. The front office has a list […]

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Report: Cubs Telling Teams Starlin Castro is Not Available

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have been consistent since last July when the front office acquired Addison Russell from Oakland that Starlin Castro was the Cubs shortstop moving forward. The front office expects Starlin Castro to be at shortstop with the Cubs take on the Cardinals on Opening Night. And according to Jon Heyman, the […]

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