Sep 30, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester (31) throws a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of the 2014 American League Wild Card playoff baseball game at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
The Cubs made the most massive move of the offseason after the team landed one of the best pitchers in baseball, and there is immense anticipation to watch the southpaw dominate at Wrigley Field. Many hoped the Theo Epstein/Lester “bromance” was a real thing. It appears it may have been.
The 30-year-old posted a career-low 2.46 ERA last season, as well as a 1.10 WHIP. Adding to that, his favorite batterymate from Boston David Ross has joined him on the North Side and will likely be his regular catcher.
Lester’s influence will bring constant buzz and energy both on and off the field. His fantastic personality and dedication will immediately make him a fan favorite.
Lester chose to come to a last-place team because of what the Cubs showed last season, what the future holds as far as prospects, and the challenge of bringing a World Series title to Chicago. He’s already done it in Boston, why stop there?