Jon Lester needed to take a leap of faith with the Cubs front office, but in Year 2 in Chicago, it's World Series or bust time for the 32-year-old lefty.
Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber and Addison Russell have already showed early promise during their rookie seasons, and the Cubs believe they will continue to produce that kind of big-time talent.
The Cubs understood there would be no sneaking into the playoffs this year with a strong National League. In order to become a World Series favorite, Theo Epstein & Co. had to think big.
4yThe Cubs blew a three-run lead late but were ultimately able to rebound with a five-run 11th inning to beat the Mets, 10-6. Carlos Pena's single proved to be the deciding factor and Ramon Ortiz picked up the victory.
4yThis isn't just Cubs-Mets. It's Cubs-Mets on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball in New York on 911. Both teams may be out of playoff contention, but there will be plenty to be excited about at Citi Field for fans and players alike.
4yAfter jumping out to yet another early three-run lead, the Cubs allowed the Mets to snatch the lead away with a four-run eighth before Aramis Ramirez singled home two in the ninth to pull out a wild win for Chicago.
4yChicago Cubs pitcher Randy Wells was off to a brutal start in the beginning of the season but is now looking to add to his career-best five-game winning streak vs. the Mets. Catch all the action live on Comcast SportsNet!
4yThe Cubs jumped out to an early three-run lead before the Mets scored four unanswered runs. After a two-out single from Darwin Barney in the ninth to tie the game, the Mets walked off in the bottom of the frame for the win.
4yThe Chicago Cubs have dropped six of eight on the road and look to turn things around as they open as series vs. the Mets in New York. Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Plus.
4yWith the Cubs set to take on the Mets Sunday night on the tenth anniversary of 911, CSN Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney spoke to players about their experiences in New York during and following the attacks.
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