Downside To Each Team’s Biggest Free Agent Signing: National League

Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester
This is just another $100 million arm and Lester is older than Scherzer is, so he just has that much more mileage on the body. The rebuilding project in Chicago really picked up steam when Lester signed this offseason and should this deal work, the Cubs are not that far away but if it does backfire then this long-term deal might wind up doing more harm for the club than good. The team also signed his former Athletics teammate Jason Hammel and brought him back to Chicago, where he started the 2014 season.  These were two massive high risk, high reward deals that could really save the Cubs are drown them.

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