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Cubs Talk Podcast: Ross-ter Rundown: Can Jon Lester bring it for 1 more year?

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Ross-ter Rundown: Can Jon Lester bring it for 1 more year?

As the season draws closer, it's time to discuss every player that will be on the final roster on Opening Day. We start with Cubs veteran pitcher Jon Lester.

Jeff Nelson sits in for David Kaplan and is joined by NBCS Cubs writer Tim Stebbins and NBCS producer Nate Poppen to debate if Jon Lester can help stabilize the starting rotation for at least one more season, and where do you place him in the rotation.

(1:37) - One word to describe Jon Lester

(5:42) - Lester didn't start his Cubs career very well

(10:40) - Lester eventually proved why he got the contract

(14:40) - How will the relationship change between Jon Lester and David Ross

(19:00) - Lester's inability to throw to first base

(23:00) - Projections for Lester in the 2020 season

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Should Stan Bowman have talked with Toews & Kane before the trade deadline?

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Should Stan Bowman have talked with Toews & Kane before the trade deadline?

The NHL trade deadline has come and gone and the Blackhawks ended up being sellers. But before making key moves, should GM Stan Bowman have consulted his best players? Host Pat Boyle, NBCS Chicago Hawks insider Charlie Roumeliotis, and Hawks content producer Slavko Bekovic discuss and debate on if it was fair to Kane and Toews and later on, they also discuss the report that the Hawks didn't offer goalie Robin Lehner a contract.

(1:32) - Is it surprising that the Hawks made the moves that they made at the deadline

(4:45) - Toews' and Kane's reaction to the trades

(11:40) - Stan Bowman's thoughts on consulting players

(14:38) - Transparency with the team and with the fans

(24:52) - Report that Robin Lehner didn't get a contract offer

(29:00) - Will Corey Crawford be back next year?

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