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Ian Happ on Jon Lester’s Impact: 'He Changed This Organization'
"John lester he leaves a legacy here. We all know that we all know what an incredible human being is. But for you personally. What did john mean to you. I know you guys were really really close. What he teach you. What kind of life lessons and baseball lessons did he give to. So that you could have your own your own path and your own career. John john taught me how to be a pro. You know from from that first year in two thousand seventeen It really took me under his wing And and just taught me all the little things that go into preparing He was the most prepared player. Most prepared pitcher. I've ever seen The way that he went about his bullpens the way he went about his day before. Prep i think he taught a lot of of guys that he played with how to do that. and it was just so amazing to watch him compete. He was one of the guys that You'd run through a wall for every day Being behind them and it was such a privilege to get to the play with him for a few years and to get to experience that for me. He's a no doubt hall of famer if he changed his organization And i can't say enough good things about what he's done for me personally As a baseball player and just as a person
"john lester" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Yeah. He's worked his butt off. Let's start with that as most elite hit. Do that are struggling his dad's been on the phone with them often? His dad is actually in town for this ten game. Homestead. Now, that's kind of his personal hitting coach. He's he's quieter at the plate. He talked about this the other day. He's he's less bat movement less movement in general, and he's is timing. His on great example was last night against the Marlins. He got a cookie in the ninth inning. Now. A lot of times guys struggling gets a cookie. He follows it straight back. This guy hit onto wavelength avenue last night. Great sign that is timing is back. So a lot of people were were confused by struggles. It's it's just like anyone else that struggles. It just happened to be the beginning of the season in a guy coming off the injury. So I didn't see anything that outrageous in terms of making changes. He did the little things any great hitter. Would and his timing got back to where it normally is when he's going well PO possibly the fact that he didn't play a lot last year. And when he did play he was favoring. An injured shoulder maybe that threw him off. And he needed a month to get back into rhythm. Because if you don't hit for seven eight months as your normal self you get taken out of who you are. That's all possible. I don't think anything that. He was going through was was a major issue for him. And he came out of it pretty well here. What are you seeing different in you Doris so far early this year? Well, there are times where he attacks. And but those times are only when he when he has his fastball. I mean, how can you attack it without your fastball? It's really difficult. I think Cole hamels. John Lester have set a great example for the rest of the staff just pump the zone with strikes. Don't worry about a solo home run. You know, what it's like this. These days BUSTER it's hard to put together four or five hits in an inning. You're only going to get beat up in a crooked number put up against you. If you give up walks, and then the hits come so Darvish in certain moments has been able to to attack better in use the the great stuff he has. He had a great start in here. Zona where he grind it through the first two innings got out of a bases loaded jam and then started getting out within the strike zone when he's going. Well, he doesn't have to get guys to chase. He can get guys out in the strikes on the problem is BUSTER since early in spring training. There have been few moments where he's had his fastball command. It's it's come and gone through basically since March and last start was a great example. He could not throw his fastball for a strike Jomon talks about it often. If you can't do that, you're pretty much screwed the fact that he's been able to throw his secondary pitches for strikes he survived a few outings. But that's all he's done is surviving really hasn't thrived more than once. So I give them credit for being honest. And I give them a everyone sees it. It's right there if you don't have your fastball, you're in trouble. What the answer is. I'm not sure, but they're working on it. I know that there are at least he's gotten past just nibbling on his own. Now, he's nibbling because he can't find. He can't find his fastball command. So I do think that mentally there's been an adjustment. But physically right now he doesn't have his fastball. Thirty seconds left. Wendy think we'll see Addison Russell in the big leagues. I think you'll see him tomorrow. If there's an injury. I do not believe that they're going to suppress him. If they need them right now, they don't need him. But I would say in two or three weeks time they're probably going to have to make a decision. Be interesting. What Scott Boris has to say and the players association if this guy's tearing it up at triple A BUSTER they've outfielder of twenty-fifth man on the roster..
"john lester" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO
"Brought to you by John Lester, Lester and sure one right now that'll be done in about two weeks. I've owned since nineteen eighty eight and I can't sell it. Because. Too much tax. So I have to ten thirty one exchange. I'm gonna get over two hundred thousand dollars. And I'm just wondering if you know any place for I could buy duplex. Duplex. On a scenario like that. Where do you live at rod? So San Francisco. Yeah. About thirty miles from San Francisco Castro valley. We run into investment properties every day at our group. But you'd have to be a member of our group to get one of those other than that. I would say you're just gonna have to contact you real estate agents and find something, but the a lot of things out there small properties like that that you can pick from. What about any place, right? Texas. Sometimes we got out here. For two hundred two hundred thousand dollars you're going to be able to buy more than duplex though. You're going to be able to buy maybe two or three four plex with that. Okay. Well, that's what I wanna do. I wanna invest the money. And I even have, you know, quite a bit of equity in my home that I wouldn't mind. You know, putting in also, you know, to get some more property, but at least I'd like to do the tolliday. Find out about that. Call somebody in Texas. You can call in Texas. You can go to our website. We've got a two day seminar coming up in January twenty eighth and twenty nine thousand in Atlanta. But the reason I bring that up. It's good..
"john lester" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Wait a minute. Randy Rosario couldn't pitch because they let them throw too many pitches in the bullpen. Okay. Down the day before too much is that was that day and that day. Yeah. Hey, listen. You don't want a repeat of your guy last year where they pitched him in New York, and they think it might ruin him for the rest of the year. Right. Yeah. Brandon more. I mean, you know, listen, this is baseball in two thousand nineteen and. And. If if you've laid out a plan, and this is how you're going to try to protect arms and you're gonna use your bullpen. And they felt like he had been up and down a little bit too much. Whether it was the day. I don't know if it was the day before he was talking about her just yesterday. I'm not sure. But whatever the case was if they felt like it's a dangerous spot to put him in don't put them in. I in somebody's gotta throw strikes mcgovern's. Got it throws help somebody's gotta come in out of that bullpen and throw strikes. You know, what can you say? I mean at some point you can't blame the manager. When most of the guys he's turning to can't get anybody out just keep hitting bombs and scoring runs. They'll do that. A lot of Pennsylvania. Come around offenses pitchy will come around. And now who do we got Karl Hendricks metrics tonight against the only winless team in baseball pitches for the Braves got Kintana can Tana will go do they play tomorrow again or Wednesday canton pitched it out of the bullpen this weekend? Saturday Friday against the broom. I gotcha. He starts Friday that makes John Lester, we'll go tomorrow. I mean that always makes sense to me if you've got days off, they should bring your number one pitcher back and give him the most starts of anybody this year. John Lester should have thirty six starts. Yes. No matter where he pitches going into the day. The all star break pitching again unless the Sunday before the all-star break, and then they're off on went. No, they off tomorrow less. They're off tomorrow in lesser pitch. An extra data whatever it, I think they're off. Yeah. I don't know. Darvish pitches Thursday, right. They go to Milwaukee already. Be. I don't wanna see a big series hundred innings for Darby. You know, it's already for cubs fans this weekend. Already, you know, be ratcheted up. All right. Okay. And then way from baseball five was in Hawaii. I don't think it'd be tweeting at me about a take on me limiter shooting. Go back to your ties. You're listening. Okay. That is they got a handle of captain Morgan's got a handle of it. I put it. Smart who sort. Yes. And I got to two liters of coke cola. Yeah. And then had Robin coached the whole time whenever I wanted it. I added to spend any money on all accessories that really racks up over there, you know. Probably sixteen bucks. A good kid. Ryan Klein, absolutely light it up. And I said that's the best performances. I've never seen shooting the ball. And I get a tweet back. What about the Villanova team at eighty five? That's right. Great. Drilling in first of all was not Annette Villanova..
"john lester" Discussed on Painting Corners Podcast
"And like I said just like the fear that he has on the field. John Lester has been number one. I would go Lester, honestly, I would go hamels. I'm not expecting him to deal. But like, I don't think he's gonna blow up, and I think this lineup is to to see the the second half to call. I continue like this land is going to score runs. Coho moles is gonna be the guy that's gonna win fourteen fifteen games next year, but have like a four one four two era. And I think that's fine. Then. Followed by Darvish and contaminant Utah or being are four guy and Catanha being are two or three years ago. Sounds laugh out loud funny. They were on top of baseball back then. So it's Joe's that they can do it. They haven't shown us that they can do it in Chicago, or I guess for the cubs for cantata sake. But I think that's the five. It's it's pretty set in stone without without injuries. That those those five are are in there with injuries toss in Mon. If tile wood is alive toss him in there. I guess cool. We have we have some some guys that can come up from AAA for some spot starts, but but that's the five and I'm not expecting top five in baseball type rotation. But if you give me ninth or tenth alot the best rotation of baseball. This team's gonna win a lot of games. Yeah. If you guys just hang out top fifteen and just stay healthy. You guys are gonna win ninety plus games again this year and flirt with one hundred. Exactly so bullpen give us your seven eight nine and just your overall feeling of the bullpen..
"john lester" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Chicago's high of twelve degrees yesterday broke one hundred twenty nine year old record for the coldest. Temp high temp ever on March fourth that was previously seventeen degrees set back in eighteen ninety and those are the headlines WGN sports latest bear to exit the scene is linebacker. Sam Acho word broke this morning bears have told Joe he won't be back. The thirty year old linebacker spent the last four years with the bears started twelve games two years ago but appeared in only four last season before suffering a season-ending petrol injury. Not exactly surprised, but John Lester will be the cubs opening day starter fourth time he starts the opener for the cubs who beats since. Inada yesterday nine to one the White Sox play to a six all tie and their top pitching prospect Dylan cease makes his first start of the cactus league season today. Few days off of the Blackhawks Finnity Blackhawks report. The hawks owes buffalo on Thursday. Big ten Commissioner. Jim Delaney is announced he'll retire at the end of his contract in June of next year. Delaney is headed up the conference for some thirty years and oversaw the expansion from ten to fourteen schools and the expansion of the league's TV exposure, northwestern athletic director, Jim Phillips is logging mentioned is a strong candidate to succeed Delaney. College basketball couple of games with bearing on the big ten raced tonight Purdue at Minnesota, Michigan state hosting Nebraska. And you I see opens horizon league Turney play on the road at Green Bay. David WGN sports. Blows.
"john lester" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"I think one of the biggest things there Ricard said the other day yesterday of SOX fest is that six or seven teams when when Vegas put out odds or whoever puts out is they've put out is who is going to get Machado or Harper. And there were six or seven teams in the White Sox and not even including her good. Yeah. Even included now up until yesterday when the Padres got back involved. Everyone said it was the Phillies are the White Sox Machado. And he said dad, we belong at the table for all these all this premium talented. That's that's what White Sox fans wanna hear. If there's a guy out there. The White Sox want to be involved in sacks fans wanted that way. Sox have spent a lot of money or ton of money is everyone now would say, Yep. Yep. You hear when jed Hoyer was on? He used to be drinking games, but we don't advocate that anymore. But. Oh, rob. Dan diker? Ten minutes in everybody'd be. But so generally well educated. Leaguer though. Well, educated I think like central Michigan or wherever they even let him sound even let him housing you'll even associated with right haircut on the right? The shirt, okay. Walk. I like sometimes even talk like, you could lose your mind. So. If you. But if he's on seven minutes, he'll say a ton seven times, it's amazing. Oh, we had a ton of success in the minors last year, and you know, shifting Rizzo unhappily at time last year and a ton of improvement by okay, fine. Okay. Can you find a new word? Let's go the other thing. The other thing is people. Remember by the White Sox wanted to go after Lewis, Robert. And they did they got Louis Robert international signing at a constant twenty four million. A penalty was gone. Yeah. They've spent a ton of money, right? They got they got. Thank you, a twenty four million dollars it cost Lewis, Robert because they kinda went outside some of the rules, and they got fined for it. You know, what they got Louis, Robert? And I saw this guy yesterday. He's a monster. And when you're going to get a guy who lose Louise, Robert, Mike or Adolfo, Louis Bassano. Somebody's guys are guys who are going to be moved to make the White Sox better as a shooter bus right now. Win those guys and all the pitchers they have you know, there's a lot of excitement out there. A lot of money big money on international signings. Jurors hopefully for fan if you want Manny, and it's fifty fifty. If those were SOX fans voting or whatever, but you would think that they set aside a little money for the John Lester type move that the cubs made a year or two before let's go to the phones. I hear chip and Villa Park wants to jump in with you, Fred. Hey chip morning, gentlemen. He had questioned regarding the replay talk. I guess this could also apply to baseball as well as football. But why is it? And I know you I think you touched on a little bit before. But why not just have in oil from the league office assigned to each game in each city as opposed to sending everything back to New York? And I guess in baseball's case, for example, I recall a game a couple of years ago. White Sox Detroit close call it went against what we were getting his replay in Chicago. But the the what they said was perhaps New York got a different freed from Detroit. Right. I guess why can't you just have everything centralized in that location, and insofar as football if you have a country of games running concurrently. At the same time. What if you have controversial calls that occur at the same time in different games? Isn't that gonna delay the time that New York has to look at it to get back to your game? Chip. I'm not sure if in the NFL they have a different guy watching each game separately. If that's the case, though, why not just do it each ballpark. Wouldn't it just make it simpler, and given it gives them access to every angle that is possible for that broadcast. Right. It makes complete sense. That's why I guess it's never happened. It's it's the easiest thing in the world. Instead of instead of major league baseball in the NFL building billion dollar video replay rooms that every call goes to New York. As we should all do it. You can do it. Live in Villa Park. You can do it in Villa Park. I can do it back L downers grove. We can do it anywhere James and frigates eighty one. Fighting over. We split them. Thanks. I'm good with is they can cut some of that pie. That major league baseball has got the revenues. I'm in on it. And it will meet over a more brewing for a few bears. Sounds good. Okay. Thank you. Three three three seven seven more brewing. One of the find find a microbreweries out in the western burbs and always stood in line for an hour and a half to get a beer. There's the other day at NYU. I may sample one today after I go out and bring my car in because my window won't go up. This a bad time for your window to go up. I had that in the summer, and it was no good. Because I go, you know, what if what if what if it rains did it make a big clunking sound when it stopped working? And then it sell down like mine didn't halfway into the door halfway up. Then went down there. What halfway up then it went down. Now all the way in and I can tell it's completely off the track. Well, who is? Made his unbelievable noise. Once when I was trying to lower it, and it just only and it was only like about three hundred and fifty dollar apart better be less than that. Put your furnace is working. Yeah. We got that work for you. Yeah. The dealership later on today. That's what I got to look forward to. But you know, what they will prioritize this. You'll beat the front of the line. We'll see. Batteries. Now. We'll humor's window won't go. We'll see. All right. Leave it outside for the weekend. Cubs fans. Got a Twitter poll for you. In fact, I got a couple Tom Ridge's. Name will be an all of these next three so vote right now cub fans at ESPN one thousand. I work with his stick with me one-two-three number one, which is more important at Tom Ricketts, a or b a signing Harper. Remodeling the ballpark and the neighborhood and the building some more restaurants and the visitors locker room, what's more important to Tom Ricketts signing. Harper are remodeling the ballpark and the entire neighborhood. Number two. Should Tom Ricketts not a Jared Miller park after twenty years they had a twenty year deal with Miller Brewing at two million per year was a forty million dollars twenty year. They call it naming rights and American family insurance, huge in up in Wisconsin. Right and Wayne, Larry Ueno. I've I've heard him over the years on this Packer football, Neil WTMJ's. He's always is pitch, man. Snaps person for them. So they bought the naming rights. I never thought that had to be at least probably four million a year twenty and fifteen years. Conservative. So I'm glad you mentioned of number two shirt time Ricketts. Yes, sir. Now sell the naming rights of Wrigley field. Immediately. I'd say immediately if not sooner. What are you wind had called Hubner stadium? It can be called anything just like just like Camden Yards. It was because you always you add that along with the other one. How 'bout US cellular field? Yeah. Guaranteed rate field. I don't care if the if the organization is going to be able to make money if the organization is going to be able to make money eventually will help the team. I don't care what you call it. So number one is the stadium. It's just a ballpark which is. Fans are tipped off about this. Yeah. The the biggest question is are they still going to be serving Miller beer? Probably not. I don't know. I shouldn't say who knows Miller beer could they can his say the brewery is around the they could hit along the dole. The roof is hoping it could lead to the brewery Hank Aaron solid going off their back at county stadium back in the day. Yeah. So number one, which is more important to Tom record signing. Harper are remodeling the ballpark in the neighborhood and everything around it. Number two should tamra could sell the naming rights of Wrigley field. Could be five million a year could be ten million a year. Who knows right? Yes. Or no. And number three. Let's just distill this down. All right. Number three. Should Tom Ricketts sell the cubs. Okay. Or no vote right now. ESPN one thousand and when we return Keith law. I know that name who is one of the prominent baseball inside experts out there numbers guy and everything and he was on ESPN one thousand earlier this week. He was on in fact, yesterday about four forty five in the afternoon, that'd be Waddle and Silvy right home. He had something to say about the budget at Wrigley field. I think you'll wanna hear and we'll get back on the NFL beat onions and White Sox talk. Again at eleven o'clock. Our buddy.
"john lester" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"But I'd be sitting there going, wait, a second all those private conversations that we had about a personal issue medical issue, where how were those going to be used right now in these conversations, you know, I love Mike Pomo, the New York Post and at a great tweet he noted that during the year went in the middle of the season Brody came out and said, you gotta pay to or trade him. And as Mike said that's a question that should be posed to Brody today. Okay. Now, you're on the other side, you're gonna pay him. Or are you going to trade him? Mike has been all over the story, by the way, like this civically the the conflict of interest questions about just the sheer wisdom of hiring. Somebody with no background on the front office side, whose background is entirely on the agent side. Mike's had a couple of bunch of good tweets. Several good stories on this good quotes from people bring up the conflict of interest question. And ultimately what's going to have to happen? Brody has to recuse himself from some of these discussions how could he possibly negotiate with the grand or Syndergaard or other clients, particularly those guys because they're pitchers two grams had Tommy John surgery syndergaards never had a serious injury. But he has mistime time with non-surgical injuries. It didn't alternately require surgery. He knows a lot formation that a typical general manager might not necessarily have access to and he should not be able to be part of any negotiations on contracts to extend those guys, frankly, he's got climb. It's had clients I guess past tense all over baseball. So now does that affect if a general manager calls and offers him a player, and he's more interested less interest? He is he taking knowledge that he had privileged information that he got while he was an agent and bringing that now to decisions of whether or not to trade for or sign a player the conflicts is rife with conflicts of interest. So that would be great you bring a new general manager. And you're and you're absolutely right. He should recuse himself from those negotiations. But think about that you're the Mets and the most important decision. You're gonna make in the next three years your new GM probably should recuse himself from those conversations. That's insane. Like, you would want that guy to you know, if it was THEO Epstein takes over the cubs. Sorry. I knew John Lester back in the day. I can't talk to them. I mean, come on. It's it's awful. So all right. Let's hit some other topics. I talked to a bunch of people yesterday while I was traveling back from the World Series every purse. Listen, I spoke with management side agents side. There's no say there's no chance that Clayton Kershaw should opt out of the those last two years of his contract two years and sixty eight million they think there's no chance that he could replicate those dollars now Clayton for all we know he there's some place else that maybe he wants to play. And that's totally is right to explore that. But if it's a financial decision what I got a lot of feedback on was given his diminishing stuff. You can't walk away. From those two years, you can probably try to leverage the legacy for an extra year to from the dodgers which read on it. I would agree that Kershaw probably shouldn't opt out. I have no idea what he's thinking what his agents thinking that do they think that the reason I bring that up is because if you watched Kershaw at all during the playoffs to or even during the regular season, he's not the pitcher. He used to be pitching it ninety ninety one now. Whereas there used to be a lot of ninety three ninety five in the slider to has become it's not as hard, and it doesn't have the same power. And thus it's not as effective as of a pitch. But if you watched Kershaw pitch in the particularly in the postseason to obviously a too great outings, but he had some outings, including the last one to where I don't know. It was frustrating to me because I'm thinking you you can't pitch like that anymore. You're not throwing four you're not going to get that by guys in the upper part of the zone. Your slider is not the Swain misfits that it used to be. It seemed to me like he has not accepted that he is not the power pitcher that he used to be..
"john lester" Discussed on The MLB Show
"Do we treat it that way to even call it that because it's kind of a coin flip, and so it feels good to get there. And I think cubs fins, you know, would have been happy several years ago for for a wildcard spot. They would have settled for that throughout much of their history, and I'm sure the Recchi's are happy to be there to in the shiny, but it is answered whether it counts as a playoff appearance. I think depends on the team. I think it counts for playoff appearance for the Rockies and it doesn't for the cobs and it wouldn't have for the dodgers just based on how you got expectations. Yeah, and also wear the game is. I think, well, it helps if it's a home game, at least so that, yes, you feel like you've got one playoff came that your fans actually got to go to and see which will be the case for the cubs. But you know, I think there is just a a lot of panic right now and just people upset about where the cubs are in the fact that they even have to be in this game. But if they do win this game and I think they're probably favored. It's close. It's one game, but if they do get past the Rockies than not in the division series in, it'll be like, none of this ever happened really because ultimately, no one knows or cares who won the division. It all depends kind of what happens after that. And this could be setting up, you know how much more memorable was at twenty fourteen the twenty fourteen royals run because they started off with maybe the best baseball game I've ever seen. Yes, because John Lester starts. Yeah. And that's, you know, the one thing that I would worry about if I were the in, I've just got this box score. That might end it happened I and maybe that's why we're talking about, I promise we'll talk about the Rockies in the dodgers and maybe this is a good segue. The one thing that would worry me is I think out rather have Kyle freeling going for me then John Lester right now. Yeah. And that might be, you know, we talk about both panting their Archies don't have a great bullpen. There par- their parts that lineup, that just kind of look messy right now. And some of that was probably how well Walker bueller pitch, but the cubs don't really look solid. I don't know how much I trust the other twenty four guys on the Rockies right now apart from freely. Yeah, it's all you know how guys look going to a given day or given month..
MLB -- Chicago Cubs offense needs to be better
"The. Pirates and the cubs dominated, by pitching not, a lot of scoring especially for Chicago. But the pirates get the, last laugh, Adam Frazier, with, a huge, big swing, a big fly a game ending home run in the eleventh inning on Sunday and the pirates beat the cubs for. A split of their four game. Series so that was kind of cool and you know what they. Do after a win at. PNC park they raise the jolly
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"The way with Michelle Beedle and Jalen. The band is back together, but now to some NFL eagles backup quarterback, Nick foles suffering a strange shoulder during last night's preseason game against the patriots, and he was hit by Patsy and Adrian clayborn. Wally was stepping into the throw in the second quarter. He didn't return to the game after being injured said afterward that his short fills pretty good and that he's optimistic. So when we think about this
"john lester" Discussed on Bang the Book
"Guy, three ninety seventy eight five twenty six v minus one point. Two nine runs in that area v discrepancy highest in major league baseball, but he's actually been better since coming off the deal and the brewers. Again, I've talked about this drive the season as well. The brewers are a team that puts such an emphasis on contact management that you can carry a low ERA and a high fifth and a high exit for this team because you're avoiding home, runs your pitching to week contact. Anderson's done a fantastic job with that. So the market will keep fading chase Anderson, but maybe they should. This is why it's so important to go to that second level. And I used. To be somebody who would just look at that and say three ninety seven or eight five twenty six fifth forty, six except bet against him. Click submit done. You can't do that anymore because we have additional metrics that are out there and we have different ways of understanding the game. Look at John Lester John Lester three eighty nine ERA five. Oh two v four seventy four. We've faded him a lot here in the second half and it has paid us back handsomely. But John Lester was a guy unlike chase Anderson who didn't have the best exit Blasi metrics. He was allowing hard contact and getting lucky with it. Jason Anderson was allowing week contact which generally helps out a pitcher. So that's why we've been against John lesser. That's why I'm against junior Garrett today for the brewers. Another day game as the cubs are facing the brewers, junior garra three forty ERA four thirty. Fifth four thirty seven expert four thirty seven Sierra as well. He's allowed these sixth highest average exit loss on fly balls in..
Veteran Cole Hamels a worthwhile risk for Chicago Cubs' rotation
"The good thing for the cubs is that they have a three, game lead the Rizzo hadn't been hitting this year until recently Bryant hasn't been playing their pitching staff other than John, Lester, hasn't been helping them out much and they still have, a three game lead in the division yes it's all been working in that sense, they're in a comfortable spot because the National. League has, really outside of the dodgers has not really, put any front runners out there so the cubs, are in a good, spot in that regard. But I still maintain despite this nice win today if you're a cubs fan I would be leery about feeling confident going into the playoffs with the roster. As it's currently constructed, all the more reason you need to add some depth to this pitching staff but I'll be honest because again. We're going to be kind of just tip toeing around it until we get official. Confirmation, of Cole hamels coming to the cubs even if they land Cole hamels I'm not sure that he's going to be he's a nice Name that's the thing if you're a sports fan. But, you don't follow baseball all that closely. And a day in day out basis you know Cole hamels Cole hamels is because of the World Series heroic steady provided for the. Philadelphia Phillies but he has not been that Cole hamels and. At least four years and he really hasn't been. A you know a good, pitcher in two years his last five stars he's got a ten Twenty-three ERA and it's funny because, usually when there's a possibility of a deal getting done managers usually don't talk, about a guy they'll, talk about, a guy that maybe pitched against them that day they'll talk about a guy that might be pitching the next day against them but Joe Matt was asked about. Cole hamels today and gave an opinion you've. Been pretty good I've not liked him. For a long time Put some really big games against teams that I've. Been involved with and has done really well He's a he's a great competitor Good stuff but he's just he competes and he. Knows what he's doing out there so I'd have to rank them as a. Pretty, pretty, competent major league pitcher now Jeff you're Mr., analytics and I'm the old man. But we hear a lot people you'll hear it, if in fact. This, deal happens, you'll hear that well you know Cole hamels getting an opportunity to pitch in, in a playoff. Stretch postseason run things. Like that he's he's..
China pulls approval for Facebook's planned venture: NYT
"Your, money on WGN orients Samuelson a report in the New York Times, today says, China has withdrawn its, approval for Facebook's plan to open a venture in the, eastern province of j. John and the Chinese government database showed that Facebook had gained, approval to open a subsidiary but the registration has since disappeared according to checks made by Reuters the move but setback for Facebook which has, been struggling to gain a foothold in. China the most populated country. In the. World where the website and messaging app wants up, remain blocked Sinclair broadcast group, and, media company, shares higher today after President. Trump criticize the Federal Communications Commission for deferring a decision last week On their proposed three, point nine billion dollar tie-up and a federal appeals court upheld the, rules change, on broadcast ownership rules, Trump tweeted so sad and unfair that the FCC would, not approve this in Clare brunt gas merger with Tribune this would have been a, great and much-needed conservative voice four and of the people Sinclair shares up to into third percent and Tribune stock of two point four percent The tariffs partly to. Blame today for lowered full year forecasts by General Motors and Fiat Chrysler automobiles and their stocks hard today GM cited higher steel and aluminum, cross for its two thousand eighteen profit forecast reduction and chief financial officer Chuck Stevens said GM put in a. Solid performance in the second quarter despite some. Fairly significant headwinds that have built throughout the. Year that's your money on seven hundred twenty WGN WGN, sports Dave at the cubs are getting set to play at Wrigley field against the Arizona, Diamondbacks and hoping, to get their first win the series but they'll have to do it without Kris Bryant out of. The lineup for the second day in a row he deals with another bout a shoulder inflammation second baseman havi or by has also out he was on, the receiving Out of a hard slide left. Him with a bruised knee and last night's loss John Lester starts today for the Cavs against, Robbie Ray for Arizona tonight. The White Sox try to win three, in a, row, for, just. The third time this season or they play the angels in, Anaheim again James shields makes the start shields hasn't won. On the road since opening day he'll be opposed by the angels Tyler Skaggs pre-game anti Andy her at eight thirty. At the first page with that Farber Derrick Jackson little after nine on seven hundred twenty WGN the Boston Red Sox owning baseball's best. Record of acquired right ahead there Nathan of all the. From Tampa Bay for a minor leager and Mets outfielder you out for the season let it go surgery for chronic pain in both heels, recovery is expected to take eight months the bears take a day off from training camp while just three first. Rounders remain on side including the bears roquan. Smith the Buffalo Bills today signed their top. Pick Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen To a four, year contract they ladder falcons have given three year extensions. To their coach Dan Quinn and their general manager Thomas Dmitrov the. Falcons, have been in the playoffs the last two years including a Super Bowl appearance David WGN sports, WGN traffic Violeta podrumedic thank you came. Traffic, is sponsored by KFC no delays yet on the Edens between lake cook road. In the junction inbound Kennedy's forty minutes O'Hare to downtown twenty four minutes out the Eisenhower is bit heavy at fifty five minutes, three ninety to the old post office twenty eight minutes out inbound Stevenson's forty five three fifty five to lakeshore drive thirty. Two minutes outbound and of the Dan Ryan is twenty five minutes ninety. Fifth to the circle just fourteen. Minutes out get the new crispy Colonel. Sandwich from KFC the new KFC crispy Colonel five dollar. Fill up comes with wedges cookie and a drink this offer is not everywhere and not forever, price may vary tax subsidies. Are extra for personalized traffic on demand, get the, traffic, Chicago, app App approved by the reverse mortgage loan experts of team hockberg just search t. r. a. f. f. I x. Chicago I'm Violeta podrumedic in WGN traffic central the WGN. Chicago weather center forecast mostly sunny warm today a high of eighty eight tonight partly cloudy there's a.
France, Roger Federer and Pete Sampras discussed on First and Last with Lundberg and Golic, Jr.
"The final call on fox sports france doubles up grows your two for their second world cup in their country's history the other was in nineteen ninety eight in paris killian bob day with his fourth goal anthro gap the nineteen year old is just the second teenager to score world cup final goal joyti palay who did it in nineteen fifty eight novak djokovic straightsets win over kevin anderson what his fourth career wimbledon title joining roger federer beyond and pete sampras as the only men to win wimbledon four or more times since the start of the open era final day before major league baseball allstar break and onto scoreboard intead innings twins take down the raise eleven to seven on a brian dosier walk off grand slam his fourth career grand slam guidroz get past the angels five to three as take down the giants sixty two cubs over the padres seventy four john lester goes to twelve in ju warriors knock off the rangers six five manny machado with his twenty four th home homerun red sox have won twelve thirteen beat the blue jays at fenway five to two indians have five two victory over the yankees new york now four and a half games back of boston for the aliens.
Trump shares "very nice" letter from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un
"That he and his house judiciary committee called exempt some big decisions to make if we find criminal activity going on here we're going to have to refer that over to the attorney general's office and see what jeff sessions and his team will do with that strikes former fbi lover lisa page is scheduled to testify president trump twit tweeted out a letter this morning that he says he's received from north korean leader kim jong un in the letter dated july the sixth says that his meeting with trump in singapore was the start of a meaningful journey wound refers to trump as quote your excellency and says he extends his convictions that another meeting between the two leaders is in the future ktar is on the economy under governor doug ducey is way again on a new report showing why arezzo china is a top place for business simply put he's not surprised cnbc ranked arizona twentieth on it's best state for business lists up six spots from last year the governor tells ktar more people are moving here and for good reason we've created over a hundred and sixty thousand private sector jobs in the last three years and had three hundred companies were you locate tarazona right now see says there are more jobs available than there are people to fill them adding the key moving forward is not increasing taxes or regulations jeremy foster ktar news well if you're hoping to get to a build a bear location today to take advantage of the pay your age event you are out of luck the company now says they can't accept anymore guest at any of their us locations due to crowd and safety concerns at build a bear the third arizona diamondbacks player is going to be headed to the major league baseball all star game in washington later this month pitcher zack greinke he has been named as a replacement attendee for the game he replaces chicago cubs starter john lester who was unavailable to pitch into game because the cubs moved up one of his starts and pitched him too late before the all star game grank he joins fellow dbox paul goldschmidt and patrick corbin on the national league team that follows seven with traffic every six minutes here's larry lewis live from the valley chevy dealers traffic center bob we got double trouble now ten westbound we've got.
Phillie Phanatic launches hot dog woman says hit her in face, eye
"By wintrust chicago's community banks with an update on wgn sports here's dave eanet good news for the white sox they only have to go back to cleveland one more time and not until september progressive field has not been good to them they're owen six there after getting swept for the second time in less than a month with the twelve nothing loss the socks are home tonight against the oakland athletics they could have avas sale garcia back off the dl lucas g alito makes the start tonight's game six thirty five right here on seven twenty wgm the cubs made it two of three in their rematch with the dodgers john lester winning his fifth straight start back by some outstanding defence as they blanked la four nothing kyle schwaiger homered kris bryant drove around soon anthony rizzo jason heyward throughout a band at the plate from deep right field the cubs have won seventeen of twentyfive their percentage points ahead of milwaukee again for first place the brewers washed out in pittsburgh cubs hurt cincinnati tonight the bulls zone two picks including number seven in tonight's nba draft in brooklyn phoenix has the number one pick expected to be arizona senator deandra eytan dukes marvin bagley the third wendel carter junior missouri's michael porter texas center mogambo and european star luka don't chichewa expected to be among the lottery picks tonight the blackhawks announced their home opener will be sunday october seventh with an original six matchup against toronto the full schedule is due out later today the nhl holds its draft beginning tomorrow in dallas world cup soccer dead bark at australia a one all draw today italy france against peru peru next up and argentina takes on croatia the fire advanced to the us open cup quarterfinals with a win over atlanta united and philadelphia phillies fan kathy mcveigh's recovering after being struck in the face by a hot dog she was hit by the hotdog launched by the phillies mascot the philly fanatic because she had a shoulder injury she couldn't stop the hot dog from hitting the face it left mcvay with a small hematoma in her eyes but she says she's a big fan and is not planning any legal action against the team although the blackhawks the northwestern wildcats and white sox baseball david.
Bax, Terence Crawford and Andrew Putnam discussed on CBS Sports Radio
"Sports play thank you huge we start baseball the angels continue to roll the halos going for their sixth straight win they visited the twins albert skies went to deep left beal this was way out there all deals alber bulls connects per solo home run and gives the angels a to nothing lead here in the sixth inning that's victor row house angels radio network in kinzler also homer the angels go on for the two one win their sticks than row the blue jays won three straight after a four three walk off win in ten innings over the orioles the tigers also walked off on the indians for two and twelve thank the jamar candle our ios two run homer jd martinez belted his leagueleading twentyfirst homer the red sox doubled up the white sox four to raise got by the mariners seven three the royals blanked the as to zip astros four rangers three and al bryce harper his nineteenth homer the nationals defeated the giants seven five the padres edge of the marlins five four cardinals six reds four the cubs blanked the pirates to zip behind seven scoreless innings once again from john lester is good right now it's not like we've reinvented any wheel or try anything new just feel like i'm for the most part executing pitches and when they do you know hit the ball hard it's right so at the same time i feel like like i said i feel like i'm executing pretty well lester as tossed fifteen straight scoreless innings the brewers power past the phillies twelve three g man show a pinch hit grand slam the bax took out the rockies twelve seven braves five dodgers three and for the second time in four years we have a triple crown winner and horse racing justify wins the one hundred fiftieth running of the belmont stakes going nearly wiretowire for the victory trainer bob baffert also one with american pharaoh back in two thousand fifteen overall is the thirteenth triple crown winner in history gronkowski finished second hoff berg third tennis numberone seats motor halla beat american sloan stevens in three sets to win the french open on the men's side it'll be number one rafael nadal against dominic theme for the men's title golf three rounds complete at the st jude classic dustin johnson andrew putnam tied atop the leaderboard at fifteen under boxing terence crawford be jeff horn by.
Simona Halep beats Sloane Stephens to win French Open
"Out hunter pence representing the time run his sixteenth save gives the nationals ace seventy five win over the giants that series tied at a game apiece bryce harper hit his nineteenth homerun adam eaton were the single and a couple of runs and his return from these sixty day de l for the giants evan longoria andrew mccutchen end nick only had two hits each hundley had a three run homer andrew rubin for the brewers got a pinch hit grand slam in the top of the sixth from g man choi first career grand slam off reliever luiz garcia has helped the brewers to an eight to three lead they're in the top of the seventh in philly the blue jays hanging onto a three two lead over the orioles it's three two in the top of the eighth inning and the cubs still ahead of the pirates to nothing going into the bottom of the fourth with john lester on the mound games coming up in the four o'clock hour you've got the white sox visiting the red sox the royals dropping in on the as tigers hosting the indians padres head to miami the rays are home against the mariners blake snell against felix hernandez should be a good pitching matchup there and finally michael walker seven and one for the cardinals as they visit the reds they're just twenty two and forty to the warriors won their third nba championship in four years but last night's one eight eighty five win to sweep lebron james and the cavs justify is the favourite heading into the one hundred fiftieth running of the belmont stakes as it looks to become the thirteen tours to win the triple crown french open the fourth time was a charm on clay for world numberone simona halep she won her first career grand slam in three sets against american sloan stevens tomorrow you've got rafael nate doll and dominic team taking centre court in sunday's men's final doll sixteen grand slams a record ten at the french team appearing in his first ever grand slam and final that's a one versus eight matchup nidal has won all but one set so far at roland garros i'm greg caserta you can.
"john lester" Discussed on Starting9
"Nice all sign off at the just say it fucking john john lester told portnoy that jared was quote what a fucking legend up there yes oh my dave portnoy was so in dave portnoy did a pizza review with kevin millar he was like hey have you ever heard of our red sox blogger caribous and he was like yeah yeah yeah yeah that's a fake yes says it needs like yeah you're right like i have no idea where that dave came back and he was like yeah what is it kim are know who you are and it's like maybe because he fucking left the red sox in two thousand five and i came to barstool in twenty fourteen you're still doing you were still doing the clothing ads when he left i mean like when he left like sock space was negative one years old so yeah yeah and then he tries to do the same thing with john lesser is a hey you ever hear carabineers yeah these really like yeah he's i you know i read barstool a lot yeah i know who that is and he's like this guy take sees this and that and if he died they would do like a memorial for him and blah us like yeah they would like he's a he's a legend up there and dave's face was just the most disgusted dejected look of defeat i've ever seen it was so tasty like that was the most exciting part it wasn't what lester said it was days reaction being like fuck because nobody's nobody from the patriots as eulogizing press when he kicks the bucket when he buys the farm that was my counter to him i was like if you died the patriots definitely acknowledge it.
"john lester" Discussed on Barstool Rundown
"Officially concentrate you back still clem has not but he's here's the clem is like he's like protesting my console with his anti console i know in his yes he he's holding out in his council like i actually told them after that game he was he said he would have council but he he wasn't watching he was he has a newborn and he was he was asleep excuse like if you watch a fourteen inning mets game they end up losing by six and then the next they've been playing in the next say they have so few bats that they started five lefties against john lester they they have given up something absurd like forty five runs in forty six innings gravies gravies it's an impossible you're supposed to give out todd frazier beat over slowly happened do we know what the quality control issues so they had to the message was statement saying we were gonna give out replica todd frazier pullover batting practice jerseys quality control misspelled name hundred percent right i no no i the yankee logo what could the mets because i feel like that's would've given those out by accident worst the fire was burning ooh plausible there yeah all right that's the rundown go everyone listen to allow me to be frank tunes and check i mix tape we'll see he you has has more more.
"john lester" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"All over their their chest protector all over their bodies assuming that they're probably pitchers who have pine tar in their gloves we saw that with john lester a few years ago and just the other day and a conversation with a really prominent hitter telling me i don't care i'm glad that they're actually using it because they means they control the ball better i this whole thing kinda makes me laugh i don't think the question is whether or not gird if some other astras are using pine tar mike question would be why wouldn't use plein tore in the current culture i mean there's so many different ways to attack the story and and it's really exacerbated by the cold weather that we saw last month i mean i want a guy using whatever he can to get a grip on the ball when it's thirty two degrees out so it's not flying out of his hand right up my head as far as trevor i mean you know i did speak to him at leith recently and i'm fine the guy kinda fascinating i mean i'm sure he runs people the wrong way even guys on his own team kind of roll their eyes at him but he's just different you know he he's unbelievably honest and does have some series on baseball and politics that are gonna unnerved people i just find him sort of hey teams the word refreshing but it's like you put truth serum sermon the guy you know you might hate his opinions but he's going to let you know what they are.
"john lester" Discussed on Izzy and Spain
"Why didn't you name the person you should've named the facebook person fair enough motivation is not baseball and motivation whatever hearing someone talking about a team's lack motivation always and i mean always it means they did not score nobody ever says amount of team touches home plate a lot man they were really unmotivated it's one of those every time we hear this team is flat or unmotivated become when one none so they'll be fine they win that division they will be one of the elite teams or the night's gonna we really games in the national league with the nationals and the dodger i think that if there's one area where that could call them some if you would be combat stress out of magnificent career but aging and work ration is a possibility from a from a guy like john lester and they need darvish to be good but they still i think we'll catch it and definitely are gonna score so i i'm not real worried about the cubs even though they're there to in three and i know it feels like the sky's falling three pots and your finish right i love the factors giving us measure takes your your educating all of us you're talking off the hot stove i get it so now go right back to the heat pirates of four now obviously the pirates four no obviously that means they're the best team in baseball and they're going to be there all year you're breaking up.
"john lester" Discussed on Izzy and Spain
"Sir spain and jason fits espn radio is presented by progressive insurance i'm back from spring training where i just missed during sunday's cubs spring training again game a john lester trying out a new strategy this the cubs pitchers said the yip's can't give the ball the first base despite having a rocket arm as a pitcher so he said with a he was going with what he called the jordan the pippen bounce paddles where he's going to intentionally bounds throws to first base did not work with the cubs minorleaguer that was at first probably better to try that with anthony rizzo out there where can scoop it so we're going to bring in an expert he's gonna tell us how this strategy might go for john leicester on the shelf pennzoil performance line we go to ryan dumpster uh dem's thanks for making some time for us what do you make of this new jordan pippen bounce past strategy uh i love it you know i think um i think it's great you know that's why john leicester's grow because even though we can't throw to first base he figures out a way that will be the most efficient makes no judgment and uh he's gonna figure out of ways gonna work throught spring training mps peace and are you gonna during season a few times i've seen him do it where he's he's bounced the ball over there and he feels comfortable doing that and uh you know it's it's it's an interesting thing it's an interesting topic but it hasn't seem to slow down at all and he knows what he's doing out there he knows how to kind of handle the situations and uh he did he does the best he can out there in a in a tends to be good enough what's the key rhyme when you're trying to get through something that is so mental what's the key to getting through it.
"john lester" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
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"john lester" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
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"john lester" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"That statement that theo referenced was this for madison russell any allegation i of abuse my wife is false in hurtful for the wellbeing of my family all have no further comment first basement anthony rizzo was asked whether the support from the team is unconditional or not you know it's gonna just find out what's love that added really good memories together you know what i dunno i love i don't know what's going on there soon the usual finalised on through here and chris bryan also talked with reporters like i said i wanna be teammate yours only dealer home but you know addi at he's gonna find a way to to handle it and you know like send rug and learn from it and hopefully be better for but like i said i mean you don't know happy i don't know what's happened it's early keno i don't happen a ton to comment on understood in person john lester started for the cubs on thursday and that did not go well his goals pretty well hit to right this way back in this what he's got a whole variety look at the rockies leader 42 that firm roots sports the iraqis witness game tyler chat woods six innings onerun allowed in after the game chat would inla mayhew talked about the performance of earn pretty goods outlandish here are the number of your heater up in the names inserted back in the burger directly number colorado right now thirty nine in 2003 their two games ahead of the arizona diamondbacks two and a half ahead of the los angeles dodgers in the national league west the braves in the phillies in matt camp got a big hit climb hold view into the union's youth pickup underlined buehler's saunders met kim soon to second little room scoring double and student open.