Jon Lester


MILWAUKEE – The Cubs didn’t want to cash in all their trade chips for a two-month rental at the deadline when the best-case scenario might be facing Gerrit Cole on the road in a one-game playoff.


MILWAUKEE — Cubs manager Joe Maddon confirmed the obvious: Kyle Schwarber is here to stay.


This is the reality for Miguel Montero if the Cubs catcher lets his sprained left thumb completely heal: “Obviously, if I wait to be 100 percent, it’s going to be season-ending, pretty much.”


Jon Lester demanded a no-trade clause before he signed that $155 million megadeal because he wanted to control his own destiny.


For the Cubs, their biggest addition before MLB's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline may already have happened.