The Red Sox will get a chance to meet with Lester first, however, according to the report.
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Suddenly, Toronto is showing some financial might. The Cubs could meet with Lester tomorrow, by the way.
It’s not been a great morning for Cubs fans. I think it’s OK to feel a little bummed, but let’s keep some perspective.
It’s unclear, but the Blue Jays are at least serious about Martin.
The Cubs are highly unlikely to get two of the three, let alone all of them. But it’s interesting to discuss each in the context of their predicted contract.
Things cranked up on Friday night, and then again last night. You may have missed some things.
And the deal could be in the four-year, $64 million range.
On inspection, it doesn’t look like the kind of deal that necessarily precedes another move. This might just be a guy the Cubs really like, position notwithstanding.
Looking back at what we were talking about last November underscores how different things are.
Although Lester is expected to meet with his top suitors this weekend, a decision may take a bit longer.
He’s an unblocking license away from being able to sign. That’s not necessarily good for the Cubs.
The connection makes sense, and it was a topic this week at the GM Meetings. I just don’t really enjoy the rumor.
Each reportedly has significant demands, reportedly, and that’s not going to be where the Cubs focus their biggest spends right now.
Just how interested in Martin are the deep-pocketed Dodgers anyway? Will they push the bidding to five years?
The 26-year-old lefty is a roll of the dice, and we’ll see how much teams think he’s worth.
The next IFA class could be another huge one for the Chicago Cubs.