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David Ortiz Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes (Video)

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is always up for any challenge. That’s why when former Red Sox right fielder Trot Nixon nominated Big Papi to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, he gladly accepted. Ortiz took the field at Fenway Park before Boston’s game against the Houston Astros on Saturday — wearing Crocs and goggles — to dump a cooler full of ice cold water over his...
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Jon Lester: Can Only Hope Red Sox Want To Make Offer In Free Agency

Jon Lester is a member of the Oakland Athletics. Therefore, there’s not much the pitcher or the Boston Red Sox can say or do until the offseason regarding a potential reunion. That being said, it wouldn’t be shocking to see the Red Sox aggressively pursue their former ace after the season, as Lester has made it clear that he’d be open to re-signing with Boston in free agency...
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Jon Lester on future: ‘I’m not going to the highest bidder’

Barring some sort of unforeseen event, Jon Lester will not be pitching for the Oakland A’s next season. Oakland can’t afford him. And the more Lester talks, the more it sounds like he is hoping the Boston Red Sox make him a competitive enough offer that he can return to the place where he started […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester delivering greatest free-agent season for pitcher in more than 15 years

Every start is worth another million, maybe more. Jon Lester doesn't think this way, because his parents, and the reality of beating cancer at 22 years old, taught him to savor the moment he's living and not the ones ahead. And yet baseball operates in a universe parallel to the one playing out in the standings column. It is forever stealing glances at crystal balls. If...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Jon Lester Won’t Necessarily Sign with Highest Bidder

More often than not, big time free agents follow the money, regardless of what sport they play. But on rare occasions, the athlete isn’t all about the Benjamins, and values winning and a number of other lifestyle choices over the extra cash. Oakland Athletics pitcher Jon Lester is one last athletes who isn’t paper chasing, and told he won’t just sign with whatever...
Via Standing O Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester: Free Agency Won’t Be Driven By Money, Still Open To Red Sox Return

Jon Lester will make a ton of money this winter when he hits free agency. One of the best left-handed pitchers in baseball, Lester could break the bank, especially if he made money the priority. It doesn’t sound like that will be the case, though. The former Boston Red Sox ace now calls Oakland his temporary home but has been more than willing to talk about his upcoming free...
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Could Jon Lester Join the Cubs?

When Jon Lester was dealt to the Oakland A’s at deadline, many were worried about what this could to Lester’s free agency intentions. Before the trade, many thought Lester would simply re-sign with the Red Sox; however, all of that may have changed when he was traded. Now that Lester was traded, the Red Sox can no longer offer a qualifying offer with the draft pick attached....
Via Sports Mockery
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Rays reportedly told not to trade aces to Yankees

As Major League Baseball’s trade deadline approached, two names many were interested in were David Price and Jon Lester. Price, a former Cy Young Award winner is due to become a free agent after next season, but it became increasingly likely the Tampa Bay Rays were going to move him sooner rather than later. Lester, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Massarotti: Red Sox Really Do Want Lester Back

While he remains skeptical, Tony Massarotti (of The Boston Globe and 98,5 The Sports Hub) believes the Red Sox (at least the baseball operations people) legitimately want Jon Lester back next year. Whether the NOG will really abandon their 1960s-like "Don't Trust Anyone Over 30" policy remains to be seen, but apparently, the organization is leaking the idea that they...
Via FenwayNation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester takes out full-page ad in Boston Globe to thank Red Sox, fans (photo)

Just because Jon Lester is now a member of the Oakland Athletics does not mean he has forgotten about the tremendous amount of support and love Red Sox Nation demonstrated during his eight-plus seasons he spent in the organization. To demonstrate his gratitude, Lester took out a full-page ad in Sunday’s edition of the Boston […] The post Jon Lester takes out full-page ad in Boston...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss
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