Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester off to his best start in years this spring

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Dominant springs seem to mean more consistency

I thought about looking back at his years in Boston when writing this. But, then, I realized that Jon Lester is a very different pitcher than he was a decade ago.

At least during his time in a Cubs uniform, the numbers suggest that when he’s locked in during Spring Training, he’s likely to carry it into the regular season and put up consistently strong numbers. When he’s struggled, he’s ground through it, but has experienced more ups and downs than you’d like from your ace.

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If his 2018 Cactus League performance is any indication, last year was an aberration and the Cubs might be the best rotation in baseball with a focused, recharged Jon Lester ready to lead the charge.