Lester Decision Looming, Down to Cubs and….Giants?

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Time to get excited, or super bummed out.  Per a Ken Rosenthal report this afternoon, Lester will decide between the Cubs…. and the Giants.  You know, the Giants, the team that wins all the freaking time.  Of course, this means that the Dodgers, and Red Sox are now out, Rosenthal does say “unless” something changes, and Lester’s agent said that Rosenthal’s report is untrue (as they always do $$$$).  Stay tuned…

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Cubs on the Verge of Bringing Hammel Back

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The winter meetings are underway in San Diego, and the Cubs have made their first mid range addition to their pitching staff, and old friend, Jason Hammel.  David Kaplan, and Chris Cotillo are both reporting that Hammel’s deal is two years in length, for a total of $18 million, the deal also includes an option for a third year.

That is a tremendous deal for the Cubs, Hammel must have really liked it here, because that’s less than I thought he would get.  As is everything this off-season, there are ties to Jon Lester here as well, Hammel pitched with Lester in Oakland to close out last year, the dominoes will start falling rapidly once Lester is signed, and that could be coming soon.

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