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Cub Tracks Special Edition: Jon Lester Reaction

Russ La Croix will have a regular edition of Cub Tracks tomorrow. But here's some instant reaction to the Jon Lester signing.

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It's Wednesday and that means it's not a usual day for Cub Tracks. But since there's huge news today about Jon Lester's signing, I thought you'd like a quick roundup of a few links about him from around the web. Russ will bring you more Thursday morning.


From Fox Sports:

From Yahoo! Sports:

  • Jeff Passan's instant reaction (it was written before dawn) quotes Lester as saying, "The thing I liked about ’em is it wasn’t forced and wasn’t a sales pitch," Lester said after his meeting with the Cubs. "It was like, ‘This is what we can do.’ I don’t want BS. I don’t want show. I don’t want glitz and glamour. I don’t want to walk out to the field with your name and number on the JumboTron. I’m not 18 anymore. I want you to tell me what you can do for me and my family." Nice work on that aspect, Theo & Co.


  • Grant Brisbee, who could be forgiven some sour grapes after Lester rejected his Giants, has five PowerPoint slides on why Lester likely chose the Cubs. One of them involves money, but not necessarily the money given to Lester himself.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Today's food for thought: