SIGNED - SP - Jon Lester


The Cubs will have agreed to terms with former Red Sox and Athletics ace Jon Lester, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweets. Lester will receive six years and $155MM, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports notes (on Twitter). The deal also includes a $15MM vesting option for a seventh year, David Kaplan of CSN Chicago tweets.



Thomas Brennan said...

Lotta $$$ for the guy vs. our young, inexpensive studs. Good luck on getting full value on that contract.

Anonymous said...

That situation will not end well.....at his best, Lester MIGHT return 155 million dollars in value.

However, he is going to a hitter's park and he is not getting any younger.

Remember, Johan Santana was a left handed "beast" prior to his "second generation contract" (into his 30's) that he signed with our Mets.

In hindsight, Johan was not worth the money (regardless of his first season or so).

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