Chicago Cubs

Jon Lester. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Get Their Man In Jon Lester

“I am totally excited,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon says.

CBS Chicago–12/10/2014

Left-hander Jon Lester. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Jon Lester, Cubs Agree To 6-Year, $155M Deal

Lester agreed Tuesday night to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, a person familiar with the negotiations said.

CBS Chicago–12/10/2014

Jon Lester. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Report: Jon Lester Declines Giants’ Offer, Cubs Still In Mix

Lester is nearing a decision.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2014

Jon Lester. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Levine: No Real Timetable For Lester

Predicting the end game to Jon Lester’s free agent statue has become Twitter folly the last three days. Getting caught up in the “he said she said” semantics makes everyone look unsure and foolish.

12/09/2014

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Levine: Montero Deal A Sign Cubs Moving Forward

Looking for an upgrade in catching and left-handed hitting, Chicago traded for Arizona catcher Miguel Montero.

12/09/2014

Jeff Samardzija (Photo by Ezra Shaw).

Samardzija: ‘Double Awesome’ To Be Traded To White Sox

In five months, things have come full circle for new White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2014

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. (David Welker/Getty Images)

Agent: Starlin Castro Cleared Of Involvement After A Nightclub Shooting

“Starlin and his family were in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Paul Kinzer said.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2014

Miguel Montero. (Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Acquire Montero In Exchange For 2 Minor League Pitchers

Pitching prospects Jeferson Mejia and Zack Godley are headed Arizona’s way.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2014

Miguel Montero. (Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Report: Cubs On Verge Of Acquiring Miguel Montero

Montero had 72 RBIs last season and is considered a strong defensive catcher.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2014

Jon Lester. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Jon Lester Decision Expected By End Of Tuesday

The Cubs, Giants, Red Sox and Dodgers remain involved.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2014

Jason Hammel. (Getty Images)

Reports: Cubs Sign Jason Hammel

Hammel had a 2.98 ERA for the Cubs in 2014 before being traded to the Athletics.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2014

Jon Lester. (Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Levine: Jon Lester Bidding War Continues

Lester’s expected to make a decision in the next week or so.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2014

Left-hander Jon Lester. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Report: Cubs Making Strong Push To Sign Lester

Multiple teams have reportedly bid more than $130 million.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2014

Ryan Dempster with the Cubs in 2012. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Ryan Dempster On Cubs’ Front Office Role, Jon Lester

Former pitcher Ryan Dempster joined Bruce Levine and Mike Esposito on “Inside the Clubhouse” on Saturday morning to talk about his new front office role with the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2014

Left-hander Jon Lester. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Still Going All Out For Jon Lester

New Cubs front office assistant Ryan Dempster has already placed a call to Lester.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Epstein: Always A Line To Draw In Free Agent Bidding

The Cubs are chasing Jon Lester, but Theo Epstein is keeping perspective.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2014

Ryan Dempster with the Cubs in 2012. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Ryan Dempster Named Cubs’ Special Assistant To President/GM

Dempster will also retire as a member of the Cubs’ organization.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2014

New Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez. (J. Meric/Getty Images)

Levine: Dave Martinez Returns To His Roots

Martinez will be Joe Maddon’s bench coach and likely work with the outfielders and baserunners.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2014

Dave Martinez, left, and Joe Maddon. (J. Meric/Getty Images)

Cubs Hire Dave Martinez As Bench Coach

Martinez was a longtime member of Joe Maddon’s staff in Tampa Bay.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2014

Jon Lester. (Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Levine: Jon Lester Noise Grows Louder

Lester’s relationship with Cubs front office members won’t be the deciding factor, Jed Hoyer says.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2014

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