Boston Red Sox hopeful to retain Jon Lester

Pete Abraham passes along this quote from manager John Farrell, "Every effort is going to be made to make sure that Jon [Lester] remains in Red Sox uniform."By Keith Allison on Flickr via Wikimedia CommonsJon Lester has been one of the best pitchers in baseball since establishing himself as a permanent starter in 2008, with the obvious exception of his 2012 season, Lester...
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Jon Lester Adding To Resume With Each Successful Outing For Red Sox

Jon Lester’s value continues to rise with each pitch. Lester was brilliant for eight innings Thursday as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Chicago White Sox 3-1 at U.S. Cellular Field. The 30-year-old left-hander now has given the Red Sox four consecutive strong outings to begin the season, adding to his resume as Boston’s definitive staff leader. “He’s our ace of the staff...
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Weighing in on Lester extension talks

  Throughout Spring Training and now into the 2014 season, Jon Lester and the Red Sox continue dialogue about a possible contract extension. Yesterday we learned Boston’s initial offer was a 4 year deal in the range of $70MM-$80MM. That’s an average annual value (AAV) of $17.5MM-$20MM each year. Lester…
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Did the Boston Red Sox slap Jon Lester in the face with offer?

Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester has spent his entire nine-year MLB career in Boston after the Red Sox selected him in the 2nd round of the 2002 amateur draft. Lester is poised to become a free agent at season’s end with a track record worthy of a multi-year deal north of $20 million per season. However the Red Sox reportedly offered the hurler a 4 year/$70 million dollar contract...
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Lester Rejected 4-YR, $70-$80M Red Sox Offer

(Boston Herald Photo)As we suggested a few days ago, the Red Sox ownership may be getting us ready for the departure of Jon Lester. Now, multiple sources report that Lester, in fact, has rejected a 4-year contract extension worth between $70-$80 million. Despite an average annual value of about $18 million, in the current starting pitcher marketplace, this offer is clearly feeble...
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Jon Lester Wins Amica Pitcher Of The Week Honors For First Win Of Season

Jon Lester finally got into the win column this season with a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees. After two tough-luck losses this year, the left-hander earned Amica Pitcher of the Week Honors with his solid outing against the Bronx Bombers on Friday night. Lester outdueled CC Sabathia to earn the victory, allowing just two runs over 6 2/3 innings while striking out six on the...
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Red Sox low-balled Jon Lester, extension talks halted

This is looking more and more like left-hander Jon Lester's last season with the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox's most recent offer to Lester was far below market value -- four years for between $70 million and $80 million, according to sources within the team'€™s clubhouse. Lester, who is eligible for free agency at the end of the season, rejected the offer and will...
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Will this be Jon Lester's last season in Boston?

The Boston Red Sox tried to negotiate a long-term extension with Jon Lester, but the two sides were far apart in talks and have tabled negotiations. It was believed that the two sides would rekindle talks during the season, but Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Lester is only willing to negotiate a new deal at the end of the season.Rosenthal also reports that it is "...
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Are Sox Setting Stage For Lester's Departure?

(Boston Herald Photo)The once-amicable negotiations between the Boston Red Sox and soon-to-be-free agent Jon Lester have gone from "slam dunk" to "pause button" to (now) "the devil is in the details". That latter description was used by GM Ben Cherington on WEEI Radio today when asked to characterize the state of the talks. Apparently—if you read the...
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Red Sox Rumors: Boston hopeful to sign Jon Lester to extension

The Boston Red Sox are off to a slow start this season but the World Series champs know there's no need to worry.  Ace Jon Lester made his second start of the season today as the Red Sox tried to avoid getting swept at home by the Milwaukee Brewers.  Lester is in the final season of his contract and has made it known that he's willing to take a hometown discount to return...
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