Jon Lester wanted to retire as Cubs pitcher, aim for 200 wins in 2021 season

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Why Jon Lester wanted to retire as a Chicago Cub originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

It's easy to dream, now, on what a 2021 baseball season would have looked like with Jon Lester wearing Cubs pinstripes.

And according to our David Kaplan, that dream could have been a reality. And, possibly, for a fair price.

In the latest edition of the Cubs Talk podcast, repoters David Kaplan and Gordon Wittenmyer discussed how inexcusable it was for the Cubs to let one of the most stable pillars of the clubhouse –not to mention a World Series champion and a five-time All-Star – walk away and agree to terms with the Washington Nationals.

Kaplan and Wittenmyer discuss how Lester wanted to shoot for the 200 win plateau as a member of the North Siders and retire as a Chicago Cub:

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