Category Archives: Jon Lester

James Shields Signs Four-Year Pact with the San Diego Padres

It took him the entire offseason to find the right deal, but James Shields finally landed a new contract. Shields and the San Diego Padres have agreed on a four-year, $75 million pact that will allow him to pitch close … Continue reading

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Billy Beane Turns Rebuild into Reload

What a difference a day makes. On Friday, we covered what – at the time – appeared to be the Oakland Athletics waving the white flag on 2015 in preparation for a return to competitiveness down the road. Naturally, Billy … Continue reading

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James Shields Reportedly has a 5-year, $110M Offer

Well, by golly, that sure escalated quickly. We posted earlier that Miami had joined the market for free agent starter James Shields. Despite being the number three free agent starter available, the market for Shields had been slow to develop … Continue reading

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Jon Lester’s Contract with the Cubs Could be Worth $180M

Earlier today we reported that free agent starter Jon Lester had agreed on a six-year, $155 million with the Chicago Cubs. While the basic structure of the deal is correct, the baseball world is just learning about the additional details … Continue reading

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Jon Lester Signs with the Chicago Cubs for $155 Million

The Jon Lester sweepstakes has finally reached its conclusion and Major League Baseball may now resume its regularly-scheduled offseason. The pitching market has been in gridlock while the baseball world waited to see where Lester would sign. Now that he’s … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chicago Cubs, Free Agency, Jon Lester, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, MLB Winter Meetings, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, World Series, Yoenis Cespedes | 8 Comments

Max Scherzer is Seeking a Contract Worth $200+ Million

Max Scherzer and his agent, Scott Boras – because of course it’s Scott Boras – aren’t going to beat around the bush, they’re looking to get PAID this offseason. While the baseball world anxiously awaits resolution on the Jon Lester … Continue reading

Posted in American League, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Cy Young, Detroit Tigers, Free Agency, James Shields, Jon Lester, Max Scherzer, MLB, MLB Winter Meetings, Scott Boras | 6 Comments

Giants & Braves Discussing Potential Justin Upton Trade

The Giants aren’t having the best offseason. The club failed in its bid to retain third baseman Pablo Sandoval and is reportedly out of the running to land left-handed starter Jon Lester. As such, the club is working on a … Continue reading

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