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.
Social media has changed the way sports information is filtered out to the masses and it's always fascinating to see how it affects players finding out their own future.
When the Cubs were courting David Ross in free agency, people were quick to throw out the phrase "Jon Lester's personal catcher" when describing the veteran.
The Cubs continued their clubhouse makeover on Friday, adding veteran catcher David Ross in a move that paves the way for a Welington Castillo trade.
Could the Cubs have signed Jon Lester without first hiring Joe Maddon?