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JON LESTER RUMORS & GOSSIP

First day off season Red Sox making pitching moves

Jon Lester conversation?Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Not wasting any time this off season, the Red Sox signed Koji Uehara to a two-year, $18MM deal as reported yesterday.The first move in what we hope will be a very busy off season for the Red Sox front office."As we get into free agency, there will be a lot of other stuff to do. We had an exclusive window with him,...
Via RedSoxLife
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Jake Peavy and Jon Lester could join the teams rotation this offseason

As the year started out for Jake Peavy, it looked uncertain as to whether or not he would be able  to sign a multi-year deal as he entered free agency this offseason.  But after turning things around with the San Francisco Giants in the second half, Peavy is primed to be a hot commodity this offseason.  The Giants are sure to make a run at the 33-year-old right hander, but Gordon...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy, Jon Lester interested in Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are a team on the rise, and two of the top free agent pitchers have interest in being part of the team’s resurgence. Jake Peavy expressed interest in the Cubs while speaking with the Chicago Sun-Times’ Gordon Wittenmeyer, and the pitcher also said Jon Lester, his former Red Sox teammate, is interested...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should Be the Red Sox’ Next Big Ace? Part I

Part I: “The Devil You Know…” The Red Sox have been fortunate enough to have an ace or near-ace for the better part of the last two decades.  From Roger Clemens, to Pedro Martinez, to Josh Beckett, to Jon Lester, the Red Sox have not wanted for much when it came to top of the rotation talent.  The latter two are certainly not of the same caliber as Clemens and Pedro, but...
Via Fire Brand AL
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
8 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...
Via Rumors and Rants
11 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...
Via NESN.com
September 29, 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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