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Oakland A’s hopes rest on Jon Lester

By Tyler Birss, 9/29/14 The environment will be electric. For the first time since 1985, the Kansas City Royals will be hosting a playoff game. Their fan-base is starving for a playoff run and their players are poised to perform for their loyal followers. Not every road pitcher is prepared for that sort of environment. […] The post Oakland A’s hopes rest on Jon Lester appeared...
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Shields, Lester to start Wild Card game

When the Oakland Athletics travel to take on the Kansas City Royals in Tuesday’s Wild Card game they will be facing James Shields. Royals manager Ned Yost has confirmed that Shields will start the game. At Kaufman Stadium this season Shields had a 3.51 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 76/17 K/BB ratio over 102 2/3 innings. The Athletics will counter with in-season acquisition Jon Lester...
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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...
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American League Wild Card Preview: Royals vs Athletics

Here we are. Four teams battling in two games for a chance to move on in the MLB playoffs. The Oakland Athletics will travel to Kansas City to take on the Royals on Tuesday before the Pittsburgh Pirates host the San Francisco Giants in the NL Wild Card playoff the following day. Here is our preview of the AL Wild Card matchup. We will go in-depth with the Giants and Pirates matchup...
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Athletics Rumors: Jon Lester unlikley to return to A's

Oakland Athletics pitcher Jon Lester has said that is unlikely for him to return for him to return to the Athletics after he becomes a free agent this offseason.#453082000 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by Rob Bradford on"Everybody knows it's two months and then probably not sign a contract with the Oakland A's. We're going to go our separate...
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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...
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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...
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No matter what anyone says, Lester trade a big plus for Oakland A's

Without a doubt, the dumbest second-half narrative is that Oakland's trade of Yoenis Cespedes for Jon Lester derailed the A's. And there isn't even a second place. Lester pitches against the first-place Angels at Oakland Wednesday with a chance to put a virtual stranglehold on a playoff spot. Oakland's second half didn't go exactly as scripted, and they are 20...
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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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