Found February 03, 2014 on CLNS Radio:
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In an candid interview held before Boston’s BBWAA dinner, Red Sox starter Jon Lester made his future plans abundantly clear. “I want to be here(Boston) until they rip the jersey off my back”, Lester told the media scrum that gathered around him. Although Lester is still contracted to pitch for the Red Sox in 2014, his intentions to sign an extension with the Red Sox as soon as possible was a recurring theme throughout the interview. Perhaps more eyebrow raising than Lester’s desire to extend his tenure in Boston, and subsequently side-step the free agent waters, the 30 year old spoke about his willingness to take a pay cut. “I understand you’re going to take a discount to stay. Do I want to do that? Absolutely”. The 2015 offseason would represent Lester’s first shot at free agency since 2009, but the Red Sox southpaw compared his feelings for Boston to that of second baseman Dustin Pedroia. “It’s like Pedey. He left a lot of money on the table to stay here. I want to do that”. While...
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