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REPORT: Red Sox And Lester 'Close' to Deal

According to MLB Insider Jake Wesley, the Red Sox and free-agent lefty Jon Lester are "close" to a deal in the range of $120-$140 million. At this point, there is no specific word on the duration of the proposed contract. Boston is also reportedly in "serious" trade talks with the Philadelphia Phillies for another left-handed starter—Cole Hamels. Stay tuned!!!!
Via FenwayNation
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels acquire Dan Robertson, among teams that need Jon Lester the most

The November 24th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels acquire Dan Robertson, among teams that need Jon Lester the most and much more… The Story: The Angels acquired outfielder Dan Robertson from the Rangers for a player to be named later or cash.The Monkey Says: They waived Alfredo Marte to make room for him on the roster. Robertson isn...
Via Monkey with a Halo
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Jon Lester Even Interested in the Cubs?

Jon Lester is in the sights of the Chicago Cubs, and they have a strong interest. The question though, is how interested in the Cubs is Lester? Interested enough to ask a long time former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster about what playing for the North Siders is like. A few days ago Dempster was on the Kap and Haugh” show talking about his time in Boston with Dempster. Back in 2013...
Via World Series Dreaming
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester set to visit more teams

According to sources, Jon Lester, who met with the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves this week will be meeting with a few more teams next week. It is unknown when Jon Lester will make his final decision but we can only assume that it will be sooner or later. The Red Sox have stated they are willing to negotiate further with Jon Lester and his agent so they can get...
Via On-Base Talk
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jon Lester To Meet With At Least Two More Teams Next Week

Jon Lester isn’t done making the rounds on the free agent market. The former Boston Red Sox ace is set to meet with at least two more teams next week, WEEI’s Rob Bradford reported Friday, citing a source. But that doesn’t mean the Red Sox aren’t still in the hunt to land the southpaw. Bradford also reported that Boston showed a “willingness to negotiate” the offer they...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves President Of Baseball Ops: Signing Jon Lester Is ‘Long Shot’

The Atlanta Braves, if nothing else, are being realistic about their pursuit of Jon Lester. The Braves, who reportedly were scheduled to meet with Lester on Thursday, clearly entered into the situation with the understanding they face some stiff competition in their quest to land the free-agent pitcher. Braves president of baseball operations John Hart even noted that signing...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oops! Lester's Newton House Sells For $1.85M

Just in case you weren't depressed enough over the news about Boston's second low-ball offer to Jon Lester, more disturbing news has arisen. According to The Los Angeles Times, Lester sold his Newton home for $1.85 million yesterday. The Colonial—which is situated on the Charles River—is a 3,300 square foot manse that has its own wine cellar. The Lesters just recently bought...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox Offer Jon Lester Between $120 and $120 Million

According to  Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe, the Boston Red Sox have offered free-agent starting pitcher Jon Lester a six-year contract in the $110-$120 million range. This is somewhat of an interesting development considering that Boston wouldn’t go higher than a four-year deal worth between $70 and $80 million during the spring training. It’s not as much about the dollar...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester’s Agent: Boston Red Sox ‘Extended Great Respect’ To Pitcher

This embed is invalid" /> Jon Lester’s relationship with the Boston Red Sox remains strong, even if his destination in free agency remains a mystery. Lester reportedly received a contract offer from the Red Sox earlier this week after meeting with the team’s ownership. The left-hander’s representatives wouldn’t comment specifically on the offer...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Could Yoenis Cespedes return to Oakland?

Yoenis Cespedes The Oakland A’s traded their beloved left fielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox on July 31st, 2014. This was devastating for the fans, and the trade was ultimately used as the excuse as to why the Oakland A’s had such a terrible second half of the season. Now that the off season has started and trade rumors have begun to surface, is there a chance that...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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