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Lester wants Cubs to trade for Andrew Miller


by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs bullpen has been gut-wrenching the last month and supporters wonder what moves the Cubs will make to bolster the pitching before the August 1st trade deadline.

Cubs veteran lefty Jon Lester would love to be reunited with his fellow 2001-2014 Red Sox teammate Andrew Miller.

"I love Andrew,” Lester told CSN Chicago. "I definitely would vouch for Andrew. Obviously, his stuff and stats speak for itself. And it would be nice to get him out of the Yankees organization and somewhere he could grow his beard and long hair back and we could call him ‘Jesus’ again."

For the season, he is 5-1 with an impressive 1.47 ERA, 0.68 WHIP, and averaging 16.2 strikeouts per nine innings.

Catcher David Ross also praises 31-year old Miller as being an excellent pitcher and a solid teammate.

"He’s a winner," Ross exclaimed. "He’s got nasty stuff. He throws mid-to-upper 90s with a filthy, filthy slider. Righties and lefties - it doesn’t matter. (Whatever) the matchup, he can get through the inning. He doesn’t have an ego. I’ve read his quotes in New York where it’s: ‘I don’t care if I’m closing.’ And that fits right into this team. We’re here as a 25-man group that is after one goal. And he understands that."

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