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Cubs sign former GreenJacket Lester

...six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, the first big deal of the off-season...the baseball lottery this year," new Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. "Now it's...the playoffs since 2008, but he knows Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-12-10/cubs-sign-former-greenja
Former GreenJacket Jon Lester is introduced by Chicago Cubs

...Lester says he believes in the Chicago Cubs' plan and is ready to try to help bring...million, six-year contract with the Cubs at the winter meetings last week that set...Lester said.Besides landing Lester, the Cubs agreed to a $20 million, two-year contract...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-12-15/former-greenjacket-jon-l
Marlins acquire ex-Brave Prado from Yankees

...Angeles Dodgers for right-hander Zach Eflin and left-hander Tom Windle. CUBS: Reliever Jason Motte and Chicago have finalized a $4.5 million, one-year...on the staff of former manager Joe Maddon, who left to manage the Chicago Cubs.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-12-19/marlins-acquire-ex-brave
Braves trade Anthony Varvaro to Red Sox

...contract, a deal that allows him to earn up to $8 million if he starts regularly next season. MARINERS: Acquired Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs.Seattle sent minor league pitcher Matt Brazis to Chicago as part of Wednesday's trade.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-12-17/braves-trade-anthony-var
New Brave Nick Markakis to receive big signing bonus

...Louis last season, going a combined 7-9 with a 5.88 ERA.CUBS: Jason Hammel and Chicago finalized a $20 million, two-year deal. Hammel was 8-5 with a 2.98 ERA in 17 starts for the Cubs before he was traded to Oakland with pitcher Jeff Samardzija...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-12-12/new-brave-nick-markakis-
Nationals 'disappointed' in Bryce Harper for missing fan event

...month of reckless driving and sentenced to 10 days in jail. CUBS: Officially announced the signing of new ace Jon Lester.They...Tuesday night to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs. His contract contains an option for 2021 that, if it becomes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-12-13/nationals-disappointed-b
Matt Kemp among players on the move as winter meetings wrap up

...has quickened, certainly," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said. "As expected, it picked up after Lester."The Cubs also have a $20 million, two-year deal with right-hander Jason Hammel. And they acquired an All-Star catcher in Montero...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-12-11/matt-kemp-among-players-
Cubs fire Rick Renteria, hire Joe Maddon as manager

...his contract with Tampa Bay, the Chicago Cubs were mentioned as a possible landing spot...ready to make a splash in free agency, the Cubs already had a manager in Rick Renteria...after five consecutive losing seasons, the Cubs announced Friday that they had hired Maddon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-31/cubs-fire-rick-renteria-
Chicago Cubs break ground of Wrigley Field project

The Chicago Cubs have officially launched their Wrigley Field...Saturday.That noise was music to the ears of Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts, who acknowledged...stressed that the project stretches past the Cubs, with a plaza the neighborhood can visit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-10-11/chicago-cubs-break-ground-wrigley
Cubs reportedly close to deal with manager Joe Maddon

...closing in on a deal to become the new manager of the Chicago Cubs, according to a CBS Sports report.The report cites sources...could make Maddon the highest-paid manager in the majors.Cubs president Theo Epstein has long been an admirer of Maddon, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-29/cubs-reportedly-close-de