New Cubs signee Jon Lester took to his Twitter account to announce he’s thrilled to join the Cubs and acknowledge disappointed Boston fans.
Extremely difficult decision for me and my family but we love the outcome and couldn't be more excited to join the Cubs organization! #NVRQT— Jon Lester (@JLester34) December 10, 2014
To Red Sox Nation, I understand the disappointment. Boston will always have a big place in my heart and we'll always consider y'all family!— Jon Lester (@JLester34) December 10, 2014
Lester, who spent his first nine years with the Red Sox, chose the Cubs’ six-year, $155 million offer over a bid that was a reported $20 million less from Boston.