Jon Lester is already a star in Chicago.
Just a week after it was announced the Cubs and the free agent pitcher agreed to a six-year deal worth $155 million, the hype surrounding the team has skyrocketed. Now Lester is set to appear on the new issue of Sports Illustrated dawning a Cubs hat as he stares into your eyes. The cover reads “The Lester Factor” and details how the Cubs odds to win the World Series have dramatically gone up.
— Sun-Times Sports (@suntimes_sports) December 16, 2014