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Jon Lester‘s name has been thrust into trade discussions.
On Monday night, it was reported that the Royals were interested in acquiring Lester from the Red Sox –– in exchange for top prospect Wil Myers –– to bolster their starting rotation alongside Ervin Santana.
On the heels of the trade talks, WEEI.com is reporting that the Red Sox haven’t had any discussions with Lester regarding a potential contract extension that would keep him in Boston.
Lester will be entering the last year of a five-year, $30 million deal that he signed back in 2009. The lefty is scheduled to earn $11.675 million next season while the Red Sox could pick up his $14 million option in 2014.
Before last season ended, however, Lester told WEEI.com that he’d be willing to listen if the Red Sox approached him about an extension.
“I still got really a year before we kind of have to figure things out as far as an option or anything like that. Like I said, it’s probably not something high on their list right now,” Le...
BEST OF MAXIM
Adding some fuel to the Jon Lester trade rumor fire, Rob Bradford has a source saying that the Red Sox and Lester have not begun to discuss an extension. With just two years left on Jon Lester’s initial extension, signed back in the 2008-2009 offseason, now would typically be prime territory for extension talks. After [...]
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY
In an effort to, no doubt, remove the bitter taste of 2012 from the collective mouth of Red Sox nation...the team has released a humorous nod to the 1989 holiday classic "Christmas Vacation".Although it does appear to be more than Clark Griswold's 250 strands of light. I guess it's a good thing they got David Ortiz under contract early. Your browser does not support iframes.
As the calendar turns, many people look back on the year that was and try to make sense of the many highs that accompany the last 365 days. GQ Magazine, in a spoof of the many publications that create “most influential” lists at year’s end, has instead chosen to single out those in the world of pop culture who were the least significant of the last 12 months. Described as “a...
Red Sox Nation was thrown a major curveball early this week when a report surfaced stating that the Royals were interested in Jon Lester and could be willing to deal their top prospect in exchange for the left-hander.
Trading Lester is something that most Sox fans probably never envisioned, and likely still don’t envision, but the thought of acquiring what many scouts tab as a...
The Boston Red Sox have had ongoing negotiations with free
agent outfielder Nick Swisher, reports Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
The Red Sox have had ongoing negotiations with Swisher and
Boston signed free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes earlier this
offseason, but they continue to be in the market for another as they view the
veteran as a platoon...
After designating five players for assignment last week to make room on the 40-man roster in advance of the Rule 5 Draft, the Red Sox announced three small trades today. -Red Sox trade RHP Zach Stewart to the Pirates for a player to be named later. -Red Sox trade RHP Sandy Rosario to the Athletics [...]
Danny Valencia is switching addresses once again.
After coming to the Red Sox from the Twins in a midseason trade, the Red Sox traded the third baseman to the Orioles on Wednesday afternoon in exchange for cash considerations.
Valencia, 28, appeared in 44 games last season — 34 for the Twins and 10 for the Red Sox — and hit .188 with three home runs and 21 RBIs. Other than filling...
The Oakland Athletics have acquired right-hander Sandy Rosario from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
The AL West champion A's cleared room on the 40-man roster by designating outfielder Jermaine Mitchell for assignment.
Boston claimed Rosario off waivers from Miami on Oct. 17 after he spent the year in the Marlins organization. He began...
The Royals have already landed former Angels starting pitcher Ervin Santana and kept Jeremy Guthrie in house for three more seasons — and they’re looking to add even more pitching.
Jon Lester and James Shields are two names that have popped up in Royals internal discussions, according to Kansas City Star reporter Bob Dutton. Kansas City general manager Dayton Moore wants to add...
The world keeps spinning. The Red Sox offseason is spinning as well. The speed of both varies greatly. The Red Sox have met with free agent first baseman and catcher Mike Napoli while also signing outfielder Jonny Gomes. They will continue looking at other outfield options at the moment hoping that they can find [...]
BOSTON — The Red Sox are only halfway done with their hitting coach search.
Despite hiring Greg Colbrunn to be the club’s primary hitting coach, Red Sox skipper John Farrell reiterated his intention to appoint an assistant hitting coach and employ a two-hitting coach system.
Although Farrell is still sifting through candidates, he identified one viable candidate for the open...
Mike Napoli sits atop of Boston’s wish list.
According to the Boston Herald, Napoli is reportedly the Red Sox’ first option in free agency. If the club manages to reach an agreement with Napoli, they’d likely pencil him in at first base as opposed to catcher.
Napoli, who has already convened with the Red Sox and Mariners, is scheduled to sit down with the Rangers on Wednesday...
The Kansas City Royals have discussed outfield prospect Wil Myers in trades for Tampa Bay Rays right-hander James Shields and Boston Red Sox lefty Jon Lester, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star.
Great idea. But who says Shields and Lester are equal?
True, their contracts are similar – Lester, 28, is owed $24.625 million through 2014, while Shields, 30, is...