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Red Sox News: Jon Lester extension talks tabled til offseason

The Boston Red Sox entered Thursday's game with a record of 47-54, last in the American League East. They are a shell of the team that won the World Series last season, in the middle of the pack in runs scored and team ERA. One of the bright spots has been pitcher Jon Lester, who made the All-Star team this season for the third time in his career. Despite the excellent season...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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Larry Lucchino: Red Sox, Jon Lester to talk contract after season

Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino said Thursday on WEEI’s “Dennis & Callahan” that contract talks with Jon Lester have been put on hold until the offseason. “[Ben Cherington] may still have some continuing discussion with [agent] Seth[Levinson] on other issues or other matters, but certainly the negotiation, the parties have agreed to let’s step away and do this...
Via Sports-Glory
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Red Sox facing tough decisions due to recent resurgence

Throughout the first few months of the season, the Boston Red Sox struggled to keep pace with the early leaders of the new look-AL East, occupying the basement of a division that is no longer led by it’s traditional powers. But as the All-Star break began closing in on the season’s first-half, the Fenway-faithful saw signs of life in their beloved Bosox, giving baseball fans...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Dominating: Is Red Sox Ace A Legitimate Cy Young Candidate?

If the 2014 Major League Baseball season ended today, Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester wouldn’t be the American League Cy Young. As you probably already know, the season doesn’t end today. Lester has been dominant of late, adding even more intrigue to the left-hander’s looming free agency. A new wrinkle is emerging, too, as Lester suddenly looks like a Cy Young candidate, albeit...
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Jon Lester Wins Amica Pitcher Of The Week

Jon Lester has been downright unbeatable over the last six weeks. When Lester took the mound on Sunday, the Boston Red Sox had not lost a game he started since June 12. That trend continued against the Kansas City Royals, as the lefthander turned in another dominant performance to win Amica Pitcher of the Week honors for the third straight week. Lester lasted eight innings on Sunday...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Setting Standard For How Contract Seasons Should Be Handled

BOSTON — Jon Lester is tackling this season like a boss. Lester has been forced to deal with extra noise since the beginning of spring training because of his impending free agency. Not only has it not impeded his performance — he’s having his best season yet — but the Red Sox ace also has set the standard for how to approach a contract year both on and off the field. ...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals lose 6-0, fall below .500 after rough weekend at Fenway

BOSTON -- Jon Lester allowed no earned runs for the third time in four starts, and the Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 6-0 win Sunday. In eight innings, the All-Star left-hander struck out eight and gave up two walks and four hits. Only one Royals player reached third base. Lester (10-7) is 4-0 with a 0.85 ERA over his last seven starts...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

On Jon Lester, no easy solution for Red Sox

Jon Lester will win the popularity contest in his contract dance with the Red Sox, but will the Sox succumb to fan pressure or will they continue with their current business philosophy? Polls show that Red Sox fans want Lester re-signed. Yet they don’t seem to like long-term contracts. Not many were upset that the Sox passed on shelling out $153 million over seven years for game...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What Tom Werner's Lester Comments Mean

Werner Doing Some Foreign Soccer Stuff (Getty Images)In the midst of a wide-ranging interview with Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe (AKA John Henry's Journalistic Plaything), Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner sent some not-so-subtle signals about the state of negotiations with Jon Lester. Said Werner, "Jon Lester has been consistently strong in his career and durable. But with...
Via FenwayNation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox reportedly willing to offer Jon Lester $100 million

Jon Lester tabled contract talks with the Boston Red Sox so that they would not be a distraction for him during the season. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Lester was surprised when the Red Sox attempted to rekindle contract talks in seaosn. This winter Lester rejected a four-year deal worth approximately $70 million. The pitcher is expected to be seeking at-least $100 million...
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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