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).