As the MLB Winter Meetings open tomorrow in San Diego (where the Patriots are about to humiliate the "Super Chargers"), the Cubs are poised to make a late run at Jon Lester. After John Henry made his almost religious-like pilgrimage to Lester's Atlanta home, Theo Epstein is reportedly pushing his financial offer up to around $140 million for six years. Boston is still in the $130 million range—but The Carmine Hose are counting on the "heartstrings thing" to bridge the $10 million gap. Of course, the Dodgers, Giants and Evil Ones are still in the mix as well. Stay tuned!