ACES Negotiates Record-Setting Deal For Chicago Cubs P Jon Lester

BOSTON - JUNE 27:  Jon Lester #62 of the Boston Red Sox delivers a pitch against the New York Mets on June 27, 2006 at Fenway Park in Boston Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jon Lester
Jon Lester delivers a pitch against the New York Mets on June 27, 2006 at Fenway Park in Boston Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Two of the world’s most powerful sports agents, Seth and Sam Levinson (ACES Inc.), recently negotiated a record-setting deal for free agent pitcher, Jon Lester.  Lester’s contract with the Chicago Cubs included an MLB record $30 million signing bonus.  The six year, $155 million contract is the largest ever for a pitcher over 30 years old.

“Jon as a player can lead and shape a team for years and as a man can elevate the organization’s brand,” said Seth Levinson of the deal.  “His performances transcend generations, and he is excited about the historical challenge of bringing a World Championship to Cubs’ Nation.”

A three-time MLB All-Star, Lester has a career record of 116-67 while posting a 3.58 ERA.  He boasts a 6-4 postseason record, 2.57 ERA and two World Series Championships with the Boston Red Sox (2007, 2013).

The sports agency ACES has negotiated over $1 billion in contracts, including notable deals for David Wright (New York Mets), Jorge Posada (retired, New York Yankees) and Jonathan Papelbon (Philadelphia Phillies).