Jon Lester

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 15: Pitcher Jon Lester (C) puts on a Cubs hat during an introduction press conference as Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein (R) and general manager Jed Hoyer looks on on December 15, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Lester Hopes To End Cubs’ Century-Plus Drought

Jon Lester insisted there’s no reason the Chicago Cubs can’t contend next year and even capture their first World Series title since 1908, around the time the Model T was rolling off the assembly line.

97.1 The Ticket–12/16/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 02:  Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game One of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 2, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Report: Scherzer Seeking $200 Million

Only Clayton Kershaw – significantly younger and significantly more productive – has commanded that kind of deal.

CBS Detroit–12/10/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 28: J.D.Martinez #28 Victor Martinez #41 and Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers celebrate a win over the Minnesota Twins and the Central Division Championship at Comerica Park on September 28, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 3-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Bidding For Lester Bodes Well For Scherzer; Yankees Reportedly Interested

The Tigers could have a perfectly solid rotation for 2015, but the future looks a bit more murky.

CBS Detroit–12/09/2014

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 10: Left fielder Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics chases down a flyball off the bat of Mike Trout (not pictured) of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for an out in the first inning to at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 10, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Tigers Rumors: Porcello For Cespedes And Are Tigers Mystery Team In On Lester?

With baseball’s Winter Meetings taking place in San Diego next week, the rumor mill is heating up.

97.1 The Ticket–12/03/2014

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9 Notable MLB Free Agents To Keep Tabs On

With the offseason officially upon us, we say goodbye to the 2014 teams that we loved and hated and to the players on those rosters. I say this because the free agency period begins on Tuesday and there are many, many big-time players and MVP caliber athletes who can make an impact wherever they sign and cause chaos to the team they leave.

10/31/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 11: Alcides Escobar #2 celebrates with teammate Billy Butler #16 after scoring on Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals RBI single to left field in the ninth inning against Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles during Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Playoff Pinch Hits: It’s All Kansas City In The American League Playoffs

The Royals have a six-game winning streak in the 2014 MLB postseason. And now they head back to Kansas City with a 2-0 lead over the Orioles in the ALCS.

10/12/2014

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 19: Starting pitcher James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals delivers to home plate during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Wild-Card Tale Of Two Underdogs

The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.

09/30/2014

Yoenis Cespedes (Photo Credit: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

5 MLB Trade Deadline Winners

After one of the craziest MLB trade deadlines ever, let’s take a look at who made the best moves of the day.

08/01/2014

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Top 5 Starting Rotations If The Playoffs Started Today

By Jordan Tracy The trade deadline has come and gone. All that is left is possibly waiver wire trades that could include someone like Cliff Lee being dealt but major moves have been made before […]

07/31/2014

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 10: Left fielder Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics chases down a flyball off the bat of Mike Trout (not pictured) of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for an out in the first inning to at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 10, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Red Sox Trade Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes To A’s For Yoenis Cespedes

A person with knowledge of the trade says the Oakland Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday’s trade deadline.

97.1 The Ticket–07/31/2014

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