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Jon Lester Talks Aging Well, Winning Now & Twitter Responses

(CBS) New Cubs ace Jon Lester recently signed a hefty six-year, $155-million deal to come to Chicago. It’s been seen as a logical move and important step in the Cubs’ transition, but how will it play out in the long term as he gets paid big bucks on the latter end of the contract? 331 more words

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Cubs Winter League Recap: 12/17/14

Christian Villanueva boosted his team with an extra-inning, walk-off homer, while Ivan Pineyro picked up his first victory of the winter on Wednesday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s action around the Caribbean: 169 more words

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Ex-Red Sox Ryan Kalish Signs Minor League Contract With Blue Jays

[nesn_embed service=springboard src=”http://cms.springboardplatform.com/embed_iframe/899/video/585801/nesn003/nesn.com/10″%5DA once-promising Boston Red Sox prospect has joined an American League East foe.

Former Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish signed a minor league contract… 194 more words

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M's Pick Up Ruggiano From Cubs

SEATTLE (AP) — The priority for general manager Jack Zduriencik and manager Lloyd McClendon was to add a pair of right-handed hitters and a starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners this offseason. 318 more words

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Cubs Winter League Recap: 12/16/14

Not many Cubs prospects took the field Tuesday, but Arismendy Alcantara stole the show for his squad in the Dominican Republic. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action around the Caribbean: 77 more words

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Blue Jays sign Ryan Kalish

Toronto has signed outfielder Ryan Kalish to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Kalish came up through the Red Sox’s farm system and then signed with the Cubs last offseason, hitting .248 with zero homers and a .642 OPS in 57 games for Chicago. 27 more words