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Cardinals acquire former Cubs ace Jon Lester

Cubs

Just when Cubs fans thought it couldn't be a tougher two days.

While the Cubs were trading away core pieces Kris Bryant, Javy Báez and Anthony Rizzo over the last 24 hours, the rival Cardinals acquired another iconic Cub, former ace Jon Lester, from the Nationals.

It was hard for Cubs fans seeing Lester leave as a free agent over the winter, after six seasons on the North Side in which he helped bring a championship to the Cubs.

Now, they'll have to watch him pitch in a Cardinals jersey.

The Cubs and Cardinals next play Sept. 24-26 at Wrigley Field. Mark your calendars.

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