1. NLCS Schedule 2015: Start Time, Odds, World Series Predictions Before Game 2

    Matt Harvey had made one start in the postseason in his short career in the majors, and that was earlier this season. Jon Lester had started 13 games and carried a 2.66 postseason ERA over his long tenure with the Red Sox , Athletics and Cubs...

    Daniel Rogers Written by Daniel Rogers about 4 months ago 5,039 reads 1 comments

  2. Jon Lester to Start NLCS Game 1 over Jake Arrieta: Latest Comments and Reaction

    In a somewhat surprising move Thursday, the Chicago Cubs officially named Jon Lester their starter for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, per MLB 's official Twitter account...

    Daniel Kramer Written by Daniel Kramer about 4 months ago 6,726 reads 5 comments

  3. Why Jon Lester, Not Jake Arrieta, Should Be Cubs' Do-or-Die Wild Card Game Ace

    If the second game of the Chicago Cubs - Pittsburgh Pirates doubleheader Tuesday was a preview of the National League Wild Card Game, the Cubs will take it and smile...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 5 months ago 26,682 reads 149 comments

  4. Daily Fantasy Baseball 2015: MLB DraftKings Studs and Duds for August 13

    The 2015 MLB season continues to roll along with less than two months before October. Most daily fantasy owners have likely gotten into a groove at this point, but the names at the top of lists are constantly changing...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 6 months ago 2,630 reads 0 comments

  5. Cubs' Young Bats, Veteran Rotation Perfect Mix to Keep Matching the Hype

    For almost four years now, there has been absolutely no shortage of hype. Ever since Theo Epstein agreed to turn around the Chicago Cubs to the tune of $18...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 6 months ago 16,960 reads 81 comments

  6. Umpire Loses His Cool, Charges Mound to Confront Cubs' Jon Lester

    Emotions were running high at Wrigley Field on Thursday when home plate umpire Andy Fletcher lost his cool, charging the mound to exchange words with Jon Lester . The Chicago Cubs pitcher had just issued a walk to A...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 8 months ago 313,449 reads 192 comments

  7. Lester Sets MLB Record for Most Plate Appearances Without a Hit

    Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester set a new record for hitting futility in his first at-bat of Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Miami Marlins, becoming the first player in MLB history ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 8 months ago 9,884 reads 8 comments

  8. Jon Lester Sets MLB Record by Going Hitless in 1st 58 At-Bats

    Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester broke an unwanted record upon flying out to deep center field in his first at-bat of Wednesday's game against the Washington Nationals, reaching ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 9 months ago 1,571 reads 4 comments

  9. Chicago Cubs: After Early Struggles, Jon Lester Starting to Earn Paycheck

    This past offseason was a busy one for the Chicago Cubs . They signed ace pitcher Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million contract, and they lured manager Joe Maddon to the North Side with a five-year, $25 million offer...

    Heath Clary Written by Heath Clary about 9 months ago 1,125 reads 0 comments

  10. Jake Arrieta, Not Jon Lester, Will Be Cubs' Real Ace in 2015

    Thirteen games into the season, an ace has emerged for the Chicago Cubs , and his name isn't Jon Lester . Through three starts, Lester —the offseason's big free-agent fish —has surrendered 12 runs and 24 hits in 15...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 10 months ago 13,318 reads 48 comments

  11. How Much Should Jon Lester's Slow Start to 2015 Worry the Chicago Cubs?

    They say you only get one chance to make a first impression, but nobody says you can't recover from making a bad first impression. That's what the Chicago Cubs must be telling themselves about Jon Lester 's bad first impression, anyway...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 54,050 reads 76 comments

  12. It's No Joke: The New-Look Cubs Are Ready to Win and Win Big in 2015

    MESA, Arizona — These are the New Cubs : A funky, brilliant manager concerned between spring drills with the "dining experience" at his new restaurant...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 11 months ago 115,567 reads 270 comments

  13. 5 Reasons to Be Excited for the 2015 Cubs Season

    Even though the 2015 Chicago Cubs baseball season is just a week away, the hot topic of discussion lately has not been the state of the team; rather, it has been the fate of the historic Wrigley Field...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 11 months ago 3,061 reads 7 comments

  14. San Francisco Giants: Biggest Missed Opportunities of the Offseason

    The San Francisco Giants are basking in the glow of their third world championship in five years. In today's era of free agency and player movement, this is indeed a dynasty...

    Dan Mori Written by Dan Mori about 12 months ago 4,120 reads 15 comments

  15. Predicting the Final Standings for the 2015 MLB Season

    The offseason has been a blur, one blockbuster move after another changing the landscape as we knew it just hours before...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 12 months ago 121,964 reads 409 comments