It’ll be official later today, but Jon Lester is coming. More on his contract and what it means for the Cubs, plus many nice words about the future.
Analysis and Commentary
It really is fantastic to have this guy back in the rotation, and back in the Cubs’ family – as he puts it.
Based on the team’s trajectory and additions, the answer seems like yes. But what do the early numbers say?
Everything you need to know about today’s draft, and about the related PTBNL transactions that are likely coming.
What we know about the deal so far, as well as the offers Lester declined.
It’s just one signing, but it signals a whole lot. You already knew the Cubs were building a behemoth, and now you’re seeing the next significant step.
In the DWL this year, Junior Lake is doing something fairly extraordinary.
The Cubs are being aggressive, but always with a balance in mind. Teams want Valbuena, the Cubs’ catching situation, and other groovy stuff.
For me, it’s not about PED allegations or hurt feelings. It’s just a statistical analysis.
Each decision makes a lot of sense when you drill down on the performances and the state of the Cubs.
Tomorrow is the deadline for tendering contracts to arbitration-eligible players, and I’m surprised to be here talking about Wood.
The Cubs should be in a position to wait out the pitching market for value, at least in the second tier.
As CSN pushes to keep its channel on Dish, I’m reminded of just how difficult the Cubs’ TV rights situation is to navigate.
With Sandoval and Ramirez in the fold, what will the Red Sox do next? Is a trade – or several trades – imminent? And will they stop spending? (No.)
When you strip away the names, sometimes you can be really surprised by what you find.
It’s amazing what a difference the 2014 season made. Masterson remains an interesting target.