The Cubs hope Jon Lester can become their Andy Pettitte, a durable lefty who has nerves of steel in October and keeps performing at a high level through his mid-to-late 30s.
If anyone can handle the large spotlight cast upon him next season, it’s Jeff Samardzija.
At least that’s what ex-teammate Ryan Dempster thinks.
The Cubs announced on Friday that they have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers and outfielder Shane Peterson off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.
Could the Cubs have signed Jon Lester without first hiring Joe Maddon?
The Cubs will get to show off Jon Lester during Monday’s press conference at Spiaggia Restaurant on Michigan Avenue.