To no surprise, Cubs’ ace Jon Lester has immediately become one popular man in Chicago.
Lester, who signed a six-year, $155 million deal, has been the talk of the off-season. He arrived at spring training in Mesa early and has already set high expectations for his new ball club. Lester is ready to bring the Cubs organization its first World Series title since 1908, right now.
Fanatics.com, who sells both sports apparel and merchandise, announced their top ten MLB jersey sales. While the Cubs as a unit started off the year in sixth, Lester currently sits in seventh when it comes to individual sales as of Jan. 1, 2015.
Ahead of Lester are:
From the Chicago White Sox to the Cubs, both fan bases are booming because of outstanding and productive off-seasons.
Chicago Business’s own Danny Ecker mentions that players such as Jeff Samardzija, Melky Cabrera, Jose Abreu and Rizzo are among the top selling jersey’s besides Lester in the Chicago area.
Before the 31-year-old southpaw signed with the Cubs, Rizzo led all Chicago players in jersey sales last season at the No. 19 spot in the league.
Not only have the fans been Lester’s biggest supporters, but Cubs skipper Joe Maddon has said nothing but kind words for the veteran.
"“I don’t know if I’ve met a more sincere player”"
Fans looking to purchase a white authentic Jon Lester home jersey of their own can do so by visiting their website.
The price of the jersey currently sits at a retail of $109.95 without shipping, but it’ll definitely be worth having if you plan on visiting the Wrigleyville area sometime this season.
To have Lester ranked within the top ten in baseball jersey sales this year is incredible, and shows absolute true passion by the fans to see this team succeed this upcoming season.