Jon Lester demanded a no-trade clause before he signed that $155 million megadeal because he wanted to control his own destiny.
Ignore the rumor that generated some Twitter buzz on Monday night: The Cubs are not on the verge of acquiring James Shields.
The Cubs did not simply have money leftover after losing the Anibal Sanchez sweepstakes.
By David Ferris
The ranks below consider a 5x5 scoring system (wins, strikeouts, ERA, WHIP and saves) for the remainder of the season.