BREAKING: Jon Lester Agrees To $155 Million Deal With Cubs
Jon Lester is headed to the North Side, Ken Rosenthal reports:
Sources: Lester to #Cubs.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 10, 2014
Jeff Passan has the details:
Jon Lester signs with the Chicago Cubs for six years and $155 million. The full, detailed story at Yahoo Sports: http://t.co/1MJM1CFi71
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 10, 2014
Passan says the Red Sox offered “just” $135 million, and Rosenthal says the Red Sox “kind of blew it” by repeatedly low-balling Lester. (Joel Sherman said the Giants went six years $150 million.)
Let’s start the Tuesday evening Jon Lester thread with a little news from the Giants:
Bobby Evans: “we did not receive a rose” and Giants eliminated from race for Lester.
— Eno Sarris (@enosarris) December 10, 2014
That’s all the latest news, presumably leaving the Cubs and Red Sox. Or some other team. And there are more meetings coming:
Are these meetings to finalize the deal – or to let them know what was decided?
Lester seems to be handling things well:
lester calls giants to tell them he’s not coming to SF. class act to make the call imo. http://t.co/qN8zadTLTd
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 10, 2014
He could have let the agent do it – or let them hear via the Twitter machine. Good job. Update (10:10 p.m.): The Dodgers are out:
Update (10:20 p.m.): The money is on the Cubs, which means nothing:
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 10, 2014
And how much money is that?
People within industry believe Lester price will fall within $155-$160M range. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 10, 2014
Update (10:30 p.m.): The Cubs reportedly don’t know what’s up:
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 10, 2014
Update (10:35 p.m.): We might be here into tomorrow:
Update (11:45 p.m.): This one seems sketchy:
Breaking: Red Sox and Cubs agree to split custody of Jon Lester. Lester will pitch for Sox Monday through Wednesday and every other weekend.
— Tyler (@BayareaSoxfan) December 10, 2014