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Jon Lester Never Throws Over, But

It’s playoff time, which means every game matters, which means every little detail matters, which means every little detail gets analyzed. We all have to give you information, and you all have to talk about the information, and then together we’ll all pretend like not everything is almost literally a coin flip. We’re here to […]
Via Fangraphs
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Five things to watch in the AL Wild Card game

We’re mere hours away from the beginning of the 2014 MLB Postseason. James Shields will deliver the first pitch to Coco Crisp at roughly 8 PM eastern, and the Royals and A’s will do battle for the pleasure of facing the Angels in the AL Division Series. That being said, here are five things that we should keep an eye on in this game. Will Ned Yost focus too much on speed for...
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Buy Jon Lester’s Lovely Massachusetts House For Just $1,850,000

  Remember how Jon Lester pretty much told the A’s he’d work a couple months for them and then go back to the...
Via Busted Coverage
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Daily Grind: AL Wild Card Game

Kansas City Royals (J. Shields) vs Oakland A’s (J. Lester) -105 Kansas City hosts Oakland tonight in the American League Wild Card game. James Shields goes up against, playoff veteran, Jon Lester for Oakland. Both pitchers come in throwing extremely well. Shields has thrown a quality start in 9 or his last 10 outings and Lester has thrown 10 straight quality starts. Oakland is...
Via Sports Mockery
21 hours 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...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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