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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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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...
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Jon Lester willing to re-sign with Red Sox if he gets traded

Jon Lester’s name is a logical one on the trade market once two factors are considered. First, he is a free agent at season’s end, and second, the Red Sox, 47-56 entering July 26, face an uphill battle as they try to return to the postseason and defend their World Series title. Earlier this week, Red Sox owner John Henry revealed the team and Lester wouldn’t negotiate a new...
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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
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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...
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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
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Red Sox News: Jon Lester extension talks tabled til offseason

The Boston Red Sox entered Thursday's game with a record of 47-54, last in the American League East. They are a shell of the team that won the World Series last season, in the middle of the pack in runs scored and team ERA. One of the bright spots has been pitcher Jon Lester, who made the All-Star team this season for the third time in his career. Despite the excellent season...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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Red Sox, Jon Lester Tabling Contract Negotiations Until After Season

Any resolution to Jon Lester’s contract situation will have to wait until the fall. Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry said Wednesday in an email to the Boston Herald that negotiations between the team and the All-Star left-hander regarding a new deal have been tabled until the end of the season. “I’m not going to discuss Jon’s situation out of respect for both Jon...
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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...
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