JON LESTER RUMORS & GOSSIP

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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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 "...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonny Gomes: Jon Lester ‘Pitched His Heart Out’ Against Yankees (Video)

The Boston Red Sox finally gave Jon Lester some run support Friday night as they topped the New York Yankees 4-2. Lester worked quickly and effectively in his 6 2/3 innings of work, giving up two runs on six hits while striking out six. The offense didn’t come early for the Red Sox, though, as they entered the top of the sixth with only one hit on the night. But Jonny Gomes...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington: Jon Lester Contract Talks ‘Challenging’ For Red Sox

Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox have a mutual interest in extending their relationship beyond 2014. So what’s stopping Lester and the Red Sox from agreeing to a contract extension before the left-hander hits free agency next offseason? Well, as Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Thursday on WEEI’s “Dennis & Callahan,” things aren’t always as easy as they...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via FenwayNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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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10 days ago  |  Discuss
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