The White Sox announced on Thursday they have agreed to minor-league contracts with catcher Geovany Soto and relief pitcher Jesse Crain.
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.
Could the Cubs have signed Jon Lester without first hiring Joe Maddon?