After the Chicago Cubs beat St. Louis in the playoffs to advance in baseball this fall, the Cubs put another hurt on Cardinal fans and fuel the rivalry more by securing Cardinals pitcher John Lackey. Here are the details.

After hours of negotiations, free-agent right-handed pitcher John Lackey has agreed to a two-year, $32 million deal with the Chicago Cubs from the St.Louis Cardinals according to FOX Sports.

The enter multi million dollar deals will be a go once Lackey passes a physical.

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Michael B. Thomas, Getty Images

According to Fox Sports, "The move reunites Lackey with former teammates Jon Lester and David Ross. Lackey, Lester and Ross helped the Red Sox win the World Series in 2013. Cubs executive Theo Epstein also was the general manager in Boston when Lackey signed a free-agent deal with the Red Sox in 2009".

Lackey will join a Cubs rotation that includes Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta and another former Boston starter, Jon Lester. Are you excited yet Cub fans?

John Lackey made two postseason starts the past two seasons for the Cardinals. In 2015, he pitched twice against the Cubs in the NL Division Series, picking up a Game 1 win with 7 1/3 shutout innings and lasting three innings while yielding four runs in a no-decision in Game 4 in a season-ending 6-4 loss.

Division Series - Chicago Cubs v St Louis Cardinals - Game One
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Things just got even more interesting on the north side.


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