thoughts on Cubs adding Lester and what he brings to the table
Kevin Luchansky writes about Chicago baseball for WARR.
What are the Cubs getting in Jon Lester?
A three time All-Star, two time World Series champion, 116 game winner with a career 3.58 ERA and nearly 1,500 strikeouts. Oh, and the aforementioned list doesn’t even include his biggest life accomplishment — defeating Leukemia in 2006. Quite an impressive list for someone who just turned 31 years young this month.
When you sign an ace like Jon Lester, there’s a lot of positives you add to a rotation, especially one starved for a front-man of Lester’s stature. But aside from those everyday stats that make him an almost annual All-Star selection, what are the Cubs getting is a player that produces at a high level and more importantly, he does so very consistently.
Since his first full season pitching in the major leagues (2008), Lester has produced a season long ERA north of 4.0 just…
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