Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


Report: Cubs Offer Jon Lester Six-Year Contract Worth ‘North Of $135M’

The Boston Red Sox are making a serious push to sign Jon Lester. But they still have plenty of competition. The left-handed pitcher reportedly is still engaged in contract talks with the Red Sox and also has drawn interest from the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago Cubs. The last team on that list apparently isn’t messing...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago offers Jon Lester contract 'north of ' $135M

The Chicago Cubs are a team on the brink of being competitive. They have a great lineup, albeit a young lineup, and showed that they can hit with anyone in baseball last season. The only thing they are lacking lies in the starting rotation. Chicago has been associated with many of the big name starters on the market and now have reportedly made an offer to Jon Lester.#456422556...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs reportedly offer Jon Lester more than $135 million

Let me start this off by saying I like Jon Lester and think he’s an excellent pitcher, but if this latest report is true, Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs have officially lost their minds. A report on Tuesday claims the Cubs have offered the free agent left-hander a six-year deal worth “north of” $135 million. Lester is the top lefty on the market this winter and I understand...
Via Rumors and Rants
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Jon Lester, Red Sox still engaged in contract talks

    This embed is invalid   " /> The Boston Red Sox haven’t put away their wallets just yet.   The Red Sox still remain engaged in contract negotiations with free-agent pitcher Jon Lester despite reportedly signing Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to contracts totaling nearly $200 million, multiple sources told’s Rob Bradford...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Must Really Hate Pizza, Right?

Even though the Boston Red Sox dropped close to $200 million on Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval on Monday, word on the street is that the term is still pursuing bringing back former ace Jon Lester. And if Lester did find himself back in BeanTown, he wouldn’t have to introduce himself to Ramirez considering the two men shared a lot of time in the minors, traveling from town to...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox Agree To Deal With Jon Lester

  According to a source, the Red Sox could soon have a reunion with free agent Jon Lester. The deal is said to be about 6 year in the $110-120 million range. Lester was traded in July to the Oakland Athletics along with Jonny Gomes for Yoenis Cespedes. Lester and the Red Sox tried to work out an extension back in spring training and throughout the 2014 season but the two sides...
Via Geeks and Cleats
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Wesley says Jon Lester is close to signing with the Red Sox

Jon Lester is reportedly close to reaching an agreement to sign with the Boston Red Sox, according to Jake Wesley. Before we go any further, you’re probably wondering who Jake Wesley is. Wesley is a 14-year-old kid who has been breaking free agent news for the past several days. On Sunday, Wesley tweeted that the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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 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...
6 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...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

WATCH: Ronda Rousey talks Eminem

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE

Wrigley renovation may be delayed

Steelers could have been America's Team

John Beilein upset with ESPN

Should Washington move on from RG3?

Dominic Raiola fined for cheap shots

Rose leaves with injury again

WATCH: Pierce signs for fan during game

Report: McCoy to start over RG3

Braxton Miller headed to Oregon?

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.