Tuesday, December 2, 2014

REPORT: Cubs Have Offered Lester $138M

According to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman, the Cubs have offered Jon Lester a six-year, $138 million contract—or $23 million a year. This reportedly tops the Red Sox offer—although The Carmine Hose are willing to go as high as $130 million. Other reports indicate that Theo Epstein—in addition to offering the most cash—is playing the "comfort" card, suggesting that Chicago is the most stress-free landing spot compared with Boston and San Francisco. Not sure how compelling an argument that is.