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Boston Red Sox Need To Double-Up On The Mound This Winter

Jon Lester could be in Boston again before we know it – Mandatory Credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images via After signing Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo last week, the Boston Red Sox have already started their rebuilding for 2015. The Red Sox have finally finished the reconstruction of the outfield they should have done last year, and now have Castillo, Allen Craig...
Via The Sports Journal
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The Dramatic Changes in Baseball’s Post-Deadline Landscape

You know where this is going already, but, right before July’s non-waiver trade deadline, the A’s made a splash in adding Jon Lester, and the Tigers made a splash in adding David Price. The intentions were obvious: Oakland and Detroit were loading up for an extended playoff run. The two teams had the appearance of […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Weekend, Aug 23-25

Steamer still doesn’t like Jon Lester, projecting him for a 3.48 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and just 6 IP per start the rest of the way. Matched up against the division leading Angels, Lester has fallen to about league average in our rankings. I’d put him 6th or 7th among Saturday’s starters. Also on Saturday, Jacob deGrom is back! Unfortunately he faces the Dodgers and will be opposed...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs, Yankees To Heavily Pursue Jon Lester This Winter?

Jon Lester was traded to Oakland at the deadline and will be a free agent after the season – Mandatory Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images via Jon Lester will be one of the biggest pitchers on the market at season’s end, and he’s expected to draw a number of suitors. While his current team, the Oakland Athletics, could certainly offer him a generous contract to stay, their...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Lester Likely To Go To Empire/Theo

The HorrorAccording to's Jon Heyman, multiple MLB sources agree that Jon Lester's return to Boston is "a long shot". The sources believe that the lefty will either wind up in pinstripes or toiling for Theo Epstein on the North Side of Chicago. Referring to Boston's low-ball $70 million offer to Lester, one MLB exec stated, "The Red Sox aren...
Via FenwayNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester: Can Only Hope Red Sox Want To Make Offer In Free Agency

Jon Lester is a member of the Oakland Athletics. Therefore, there’s not much the pitcher or the Boston Red Sox can say or do until the offseason regarding a potential reunion. That being said, it wouldn’t be shocking to see the Red Sox aggressively pursue their former ace after the season, as Lester has made it clear that he’d be open to re-signing with Boston in free agency...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester on future: ‘I’m not going to the highest bidder’

Barring some sort of unforeseen event, Jon Lester will not be pitching for the Oakland A’s next season. Oakland can’t afford him. And the more Lester talks, the more it sounds like he is hoping the Boston Red Sox make him a competitive enough offer that he can return to the place where he started […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester: Free Agency Won’t Be Driven By Money, Still Open To Red Sox Return

Jon Lester will make a ton of money this winter when he hits free agency. One of the best left-handed pitchers in baseball, Lester could break the bank, especially if he made money the priority. It doesn’t sound like that will be the case, though. The former Boston Red Sox ace now calls Oakland his temporary home but has been more than willing to talk about his upcoming free...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Rays reportedly told not to trade aces to Yankees

As Major League Baseball’s trade deadline approached, two names many were interested in were David Price and Jon Lester. Price, a former Cy Young Award winner is due to become a free agent after next season, but it became increasingly likely the Tampa Bay Rays were going to move him sooner rather than later. Lester, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester takes out full-page ad in Boston Globe to thank Red Sox, fans (photo)

Just because Jon Lester is now a member of the Oakland Athletics does not mean he has forgotten about the tremendous amount of support and love Red Sox Nation demonstrated during his eight-plus seasons he spent in the organization. To demonstrate his gratitude, Lester took out a full-page ad in Sunday’s edition of the Boston […] The post Jon Lester takes out full-page ad in Boston...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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