Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cubs Breaking The Bank To Land Jon Lester

The next time someone tries to tell you there's no bad blood between Theo Epstein and Larry Lucchino, have them re-visit this year's Jon Lester Sweepstakes. Multiple reports suggest that the Cubs have blown past the Red Sox—offering a six-year, $135 million contract. For the cipher-impaired, that works out to $22.5 million per year—compared with Boston's $20 million a year offer. Worse yet, some reports have the Cubs going "north" of $135 million. And the Giants—recently burnt by the Red Sox in The Panda Chase—may go as high as $25 million per year for Lester. Hello, Cole Hamels!