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Feb 14, 2017
Rotoworld
Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday that the plan calls for Willson Contreras to serve as Jon Lester's personal catcher this season.
Jon Lester thinks Cubs can repeat

Jon Lester thinks Cubs can repeat

No baseball team has repeated as World Series champions since the New York Yankees reigned from 1998 through 2000.
Boston Herald Feb 19, 2017
Veteran Lester thinks Cubs' youth helps chance for repeating

Veteran Lester thinks Cubs' youth helps chance for repeating

MESA, Ariz. — No baseball team has repeated as World Series champions since the New York Yankees reigned from 1998 through 2000.There are reasons, starting with the fact that a title-winning teams offseason is so short.Jon Lester, a three-time World Series champion, thinks the Chicago Cubs have a few legs up on the situation. Young legs.The biggest positive on our side is we have so many young guys who arent banged up, who dont have a lot of innings or at-bats, said Lester, who helped Boston to titles in 2007 and 2013, as well as helping to anchor the Cubs rotation last year. I think it...
Call to the Pen Feb 18, 2017

Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester Confident in “Naive” Cubs Repeat

After winning the 2016 World Series, the Chicago Cubs are looking towards defending their championship. On Friday, Jon Lester expressed his faith in the youth of the Cubs to reach the World Series in 2017. On the cusp of the regular season, Jon Lester shared his thoughts on the upcoming year and presented a new […] Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester Confident in “Naive” Cubs Repeat - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Northwest Herald Feb 18, 2017

For Lester, Contreras, it’s all about repetition

MESA, Ariz. – Left-hander Jon Lester comes to Cubs spring training with a lot of credibility.
CSN Chicago Feb 17, 2017

How Cubs see Jon Lester and Willson Contreras working together

MESA, Ariz. Jon Lesters so far beyond the first step of admitting theres a problem, posting a self-deprecating message on his Twitter account to
CSN Chicago Feb 17, 2017

Cubs: Why Jon Lester thinks Year 2 will be different for Jason Heyward

MESA, Ariz. Jon Lester has already noticed a difference in Jason Heyward. Its not some magical swing adjustment or best-shape-of-his-life hype or simply the
Chicago Sun-Times Feb 17, 2017
Can Cubs stay charged with battery change when Lester pitches?

Can Cubs stay charged with battery change when Lester pitches?

One of the big story lines of Cubs camp this spring is how well Willson Contreras can control the running game as Jon Lester's catcher.
Northwest Herald Feb 16, 2017

Cubs notes: Confident Contreras ready to work with ace Jon Lester

MESA, Ariz. – Cubs ace Jon Lester is expected to meet the media Friday. One of the things he no doubt will be asked is working with a new catcher.
Outside Pitch Feb 15, 2017

Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester must continue to live up to his contract

When the Chicago Cubs made a major splash with the free agent signing of starting pitcher Jon Lester prior to the 2015 season, they knew they had secured their future ace. After a disappointing first year with his new team in which Lester finished with an 11-12 record and 3.34 earned run average, the 33 […] The post Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester must continue to live up to his contract appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
CSN Chicago Feb 14, 2017

Cubs: Joe Maddon says Willson Contreras will catch Jon Lester (and that he has no problem with Miguel Montero)

Joe Maddon said on the first day of spring training that Willson Contreras will get the majority of the playing time at catcher, including catching Jon Lester.
Rotoworld Feb 14, 2017

Contreras to serve as Lester's catcher in '17 - Willson Contreras (C) Chicago Cubs

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday that the plan calls for Willson Contreras to serve as Jon Lester's personal catcher this season.
The Cub Reporter Feb 10, 2017
Fundamentally looking forward to the #BaezTag.

Fundamentally looking forward to the #BaezTag.

Pitchers and Catchers Report.Baseball.The Cubs.It's getting closer.And of allllll the things to get excited about, one of them is newish and rather small, but it's definitely a thing:The Baez Tag. The incredible fundamental skill turned up to 11 by Javier Baez.This painting is from Game 5 of that last World Series won by the Cubs, remember a couple months ago?That one.Cubs up 3-1 in the top of the 6th with 2 out and Francisco Lindor gets a single off starter Jon Lester, knocking in Rajai Davis to make it 3-2.You and I hyperventilate as Lester delivers to Mike Napoli, but then what happens is...
Chicago Cubs loaded, ready for World Series title defense

Chicago Cubs loaded, ready for World Series title defense

Kris Bryant is back. Same for Anthony Rizzo and Jon Lester, too. Even 1908 is back in the picture.
Outside Pitch Feb 5, 2017

Chicago Cubs: Pitching will be plentiful at Spring Training

For the catchers on the Chicago Cubs, Spring Training is going to be busier than usual. The Cubs are bringing 39 pitchers to Arizona, with plenty of storylines surrounding the group. There’s no better place to start than with the starting rotation of Jake Arrieta, Kyle Hendricks, Jon Lester, John Lackey and Mike Montgomery. Last […] The post Chicago Cubs: Pitching will be plentiful at Spring Training appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Boston Herald Jan 27, 2017
Cubs agree to $3.5 million, 1-year deal with Brett Anderson

Cubs agree to $3.5 million, 1-year deal with Brett Anderson

CHICAGO — The World Series champion Chicago Cubs added pitching depth, finalizing a $3.5 million, one-year contract with left-hander Brett Anderson on Thursday.Anderson, who can make an additional $6.5 million in bonuses based on starts, figures to compete with Mike Montgomery for the fifth spot in the rotation behind Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jake Arrieta and John Lackey. Anderson has dealt with several injuries during eight big league seasons and was limited to three starts and one relief appearance with the Los Angeles Dodgers last year.Anderson was sidelined until August because of...

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