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The Red Sox’s best move is to trade Jon Lester

Two years ago, amid the chaos of a season crumbling around them and the eventual fire sale that paved the way for a championship, the Boston Red Sox very quietly let teams know that Jon Lester was available. He was in the midst of his worst season, coming off the beer-and-chicken mess of 2011, stifled by manager Bobby Valentine, and after initial discussions with the Atlanta Braves...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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"Growing Expectation" Of Lester Trade To LAD

According to's Buster Olney, there is a "growing expectation" that Jon Lester will be traded by the Red Sox before the deadline—most likely to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Whether the return to Boston is in the form of a package including 30-year old Matt Kemp (minus some of his humongous contract obligations) or just prospects—most likely stud center fielder...
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Boston Red Sox: The Jon Lester Conundrum

Brief confession: I hate the MLB Trading Deadline. I don’t mind it in theory, and if I was a casual fan with no team allegiance, it would be a blast to see how the league scrambles to make tiny adjustments (or huge-dynamite-blow-it-up moves) for a playoff push. I hate it like I hate rollercoasters. There fun in theory, but most of the time I just close my eyes, wait for that sinking...
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Jon Lester Unlikely To Sign Extension With New Team If Traded By Red Sox

Jon Lester’s stance isn’t changing. The left-hander wants to be with the Boston Red Sox in 2015. Lester, who said Friday that he’d be open to re-signing with Boston over the offseason even if the Red Sox traded him before Thursday’s Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, reiterated the notion Sunday. Lester even took things a step further, telling
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Lester For Kemp Deal Could Be In The Works

Multiple sources are reporting that a deal may be in the works between the Red Sox and Dodgers that would send Jon Lester to LA in exchange for outfielder Matt Kemp. FenwayNation reported on the early rumblings of this transaction last week, but it appears that discussions have now moved ahead significantly since then. Lester, interestingly, has said he would be reluctant to sign...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rumors: Lester, Miller, Drew Among Trade Chips

A five-game losing skid that was snapped by his club’s 3-2 win on Sunday at Tampa Bay finalized the mindset of Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington in the final days leading to Wednesday’s non-waiver trade deadline. On Saturday, the Red Sox made the first of several expected transactions when they traded veteran right-hander Jake Peavy to San Francisco for highly regarded...
Via Baseball News Source
1 day ago  |  Discuss

If traded, Lester open to returning to Red Sox

Red Sox starter Jon Lester is fully aware of the possibilities that exist as the days tick down to Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. With his contract situation unresolved and tabled until the winter, there's at least a chance he could be traded. But Lester made it clear following Boston's 6-4 loss to the Rays on Friday that he would not take it personally if the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Open To Re-Signing With Red Sox Even If Traded By Boston

A trade involving Jon Lester wouldn’t necessarily signify the end of his Boston Red Sox tenure. Lester, who is set to become a free agent after this season, told reporters after Friday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field that he would be open to re-signing with the Red Sox over the offseason even if Boston opted to trade him before next week’s Major League...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Evil Ones Scoop Up Another Ex-Red Sox Pitcher

(Boston Herald Photo By: Christopher Evans)You might want to get used to this. After all, Jon Lester may be wearing the dreaded pinstripes in another few months. Anyway, word is that The Bronx Embalmers have acquired former Boston lefty Chris Capuano from the Rockies for "cash considerations". What makes this even worse is that Capuano is a native of West Springfield, Massachusetts...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What Tom Werner's Lester Comments Mean

Werner Doing Some Foreign Soccer Stuff (Getty Images)In the midst of a wide-ranging interview with Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe (AKA John Henry's Journalistic Plaything), Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner sent some not-so-subtle signals about the state of negotiations with Jon Lester. Said Werner, "Jon Lester has been consistently strong in his career and durable. But with...
Via FenwayNation
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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