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Yankees’ CC Sabathia: I Would Take Jon Lester In Must-Win Playoff Game

The New York Yankees don’t need to look far for a ringing endorsement of Jon Lester. CC Sabathia was asked during an interview with ESPN Radio on Wednesday who he’d want on the mound in a must-win playoff game. The Yankees pitcher pointed to a longtime American League rival. “I think it would have to be, I guess, Jon Lester,” Sabathia said. “I like Lester.” Sabathia and...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox may be ready to move Yoenis Cespedes

One of the biggest coups of the 2014 Major League Baseball season was the Boston Red Sox landing outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Oakland A’s in exchange for a few months of Jon Lester. Cespedes finished the season with 22 home runs and 100 RBIs, while Lester was decent for the A’s and will now hit free agency. Meanwhile, Cespedes has a year left on his contract. That...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Red Sox target Shields instead of Lester?

Just call him “Big Name” James. As James Shields leads the Royals into their first World Series since 1985, all eyes understandably are fixated on Kansas City’s ace. The rampant outside chatter centers as much on his looming free agency as his current playoff run, and the Red Sox are entrenched in the buzz despite the right-hander representing what should be Plan B. The Kansas...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Face A Serious Decision This Offseason

This offseason, there are 3 premier free agent targets: James Shields, Max Scherzer, and Jon Lester. The general consensus around the baseball community agree that the Chicago Cubs should  be significant players this offseason for anyone out of the three. As of right now,  Jon Lester is considered the most likely option, but is he the best option? All three should go for around...
Via Sports Mockery
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: What went wrong?

Jon Lester It was as though this game mirrored the 2014 season – the Oakland A’s started off strong in the Wild Card game against the Kansas City Royals, but then they faltered toward the end and could not pull out the win. Even with proven postseason ace Jon Lester on the mound, injuries and poor defense helped the Royals surpass the Oakland A’s. This game is only the 2nd...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester on Wild Card start: That's why I'm here

Jon Lester probably expected to be in the playoffs this season, but he likely figured it would be with the Boston Red Sox. However, Boston’s miserable season paired with the fact that Lester will be a free agent this season led the team to ship the left-hander to the Oakland Athletics. Lester is a big reason the A’s reached the playoffs, and he’ll get the start Tuesday in Oakland’s...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Entering Big Offseason After ‘Crazy Year’ With Red Sox, A’s

Just think. More craziness awaits. Jon Lester, who was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Oakland Athletics at the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, has been forced to deal with questions regarding his contract status and impending free agency all season. All the while, Lester has been sensational, creating what undoubtedly will be an interesting bidding war on...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Predicting the 2015 starting rotation

With the 2014 regular season drawing to a close next week, it is easy to start thinking about what changes will be made to the Oakland A’s team during the offseason. Seeing as GM Billy Beane constructed a one-time, playoff push team through various acquisitions in July and August, it seems as though the offseason may be a rebuilding year even if the A’s are successful in the...
September 24, 2014  |  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
August 13, 2014  |  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
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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