Found August 25, 2012 on Fenway West:
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As the Sox look beyond their shattered season into 2013, they have a starting staff that needs almost total rebuilding. But every successful staff needs someone to build around, and I believe that man should be Jon Lester. It is not easy to be on the Sox staff these days. The pitching coach, after a year of controversy, was unceremoniously fired. The squad lurches from crisis to crisis, from stories of player-ownershsip meetings calling for the manager's dismissal to ones about most of the team skipping the funeral of the sainted Johnny Pesky.  The bullpen, which was one of the team's strengths a good part of the year, has faded badly, probably since they have had to shoulder so much of the load. Until last year's chicken-and-beer controversy, Lester had been one of baseball's most consistent hurlers. He had pitched a no-hitter, won World Series clinchers, and survived cancer. He was also a two-time all-star and won 19 games only two years ago. Unlike teammates Josh ...
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