Jackson's Autos: Ted Lilly comes back to join the Cubs in 2014
Former Major League pitcher and former Chicago Cub, Ted Lilly has come back to the Cubs where he played around 3 and a half seasons where he clinched 2 NL Central Division Championships (2007, 2008) and was a All-Star in 2009. He is a way was forced to retire while battling neck issues but after spending the 2014 off season around the Cubs at the Cubs Convention he has found his way back in baseball. He will serve as an Assistant to the General Manager/President and work with the Cubs Minor League affiliates to evaluate players and fill scouting reports similar to Greg Maddux a few years back. He spent his 15 year MLB career he spent 8 years in the National League (Montreal Expos, 1999) (Chicago Cubs, 2007-2010) (LA Dodgers, 2010-2013) and 7 years in the American League (New York Yankees 2000-2002) (Oakland Athletics, 2002-2003) (Toronto Blue Jays 2004-2006) where he started 331 games and struck out 1681 and had one of the most devastating curve balls in the game. I am glad he is back in Chicago and I hope to run into him in Mesa in a few weeks and I wish the best of luck to you with your new job and your future impact on the Cubs this season.