// Jon Lester

Jon Lester: Thank You, and Farewell

There is no hiding the fact that this one stings. We had to tentatively say good-bye to the ace of the Red Sox pitching staff  in July when he was traded to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes. With that there was still the sliver of hope that a deal could be worked out. Even […]

Jon Lester Signing: Theo Epstein Proves He Has Not Lost Deal-Making Magic

Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs agreed to a 6-year $155 million deal Tuesday night. The deal features the highest per-year salary at $25.83 offered to a pitcher in free agency with a vesting for a seventh year. Sources said that Lester rejected the Red Sox six-year $135 million offer with no options for a […]

Jon Lester Signs Six Year, $155 Million Deal with Cubs

Multiple reports are confirming that free agent pitcher Jon Lester has signed with the Chicago Cubs for six year and $155 million. Lester was the most sought after pitcher on the free agent market. In Chicago, he will reunite with Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein. Epstein was the Red Sox general manager during […]

Not So Fast: Cespedes to Play CF or RF?

When reports emerged that the Boston Red Sox were honing in on an agreement with Hanley Ramirez, thus began the speculation surrounding the all but imminent departure of incumbent left fielder Yoenis Cespedes. Between coaches hating him, attitude problems, a free-swinging approach, and just one year remaining on his current contract, Cespedes seemed doomed to be […]

Where Are They Now? How Former Red Sox Have Fared in the 2014 MLB Postseason

I thought, perhaps naively, that the disgrace and disgust of the 2014 Boston Red Sox season would end with Game 162. I was wrong. The reminders of the Red Sox season that (I wish) never was have been everywhere throughout the 2014 MLB postseason. The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals, two non-playoff teams last year, both […]

Mike Napoli (Finally) Shaves, Signalling the End of a Red Sox Era

It was, as Agent Smith likes to say, inevitable. Mike Napoli, the lone bastion of the bearded 2013 World Series Champion Red Sox, ended his hairy-faced holdout and finally shaved. Take a look, courtesy of NESN and the official Red Sox Twitter feed: Yes, that is still Mike Napoli… http://t.co/FHFh73LSD6pic.twitter.com/JNSqMX71si — Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) […]

Catching Up With Old Friends: The 2014 Boston Red Sox

With just a month left in the MLB regular season, it’s time to reflect on the season that was, and could have been.  The Red Sox are a very different team than they were when they started the season, with players coming in and out of the clubhouse all year.  Let’s take a minute to […]

Red Sox Have Decisions to Make and Money to Spend this Off-Season

It’s been three weeks since the infamous Jon Lester trade that sent him and outfielder Jonny Gomes to Oakland for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, and the Red Sox starting rotation really hasn’t been the same since. Lester, the team’s best starter and home grown talent, was dealt at the trading deadline in an attempt to bolster […]

Cespedes in RF, Batting Cleanup for Red Sox Debut at Fenway

After arriving late to yesterday’s game against the New York Yankees, newly acquired Yoenis Cespedes will make his debut for the Boston Red Sox today. He is in right field batting cleanup behind David Ortiz. Cespedes, of course, was acquired from the Oakland Athletics at the trade deadline for Jon Lester, who will coincidentally be making […]

Tigers Acquire David Price From Rays in Trade Deadline Blockbuster

Hours after the Oakland Athletics traded for Jon Lester, the Detroit Tigers countered by pulling off a three-team blockbuster that puts the last three AL Cy Young award winners in the same rotation. The Tigers are now set for October with a loaded rotation of Max Scherzer, David Price, Justin Verlander, and Aníbal Sánchez.

Flurry of trades leaves Red Sox in state of uncertainty

If you weren’t sure how to react to the four trades made by the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, you certainly weren’t alone. Across social media and sports talk radio, opinions ranged from high praise for the acquisition of Cuban slugger Yoenis Céspedes to outrage over the lack of a long-term return for ace Jon Lester. […]

MLB Trade Deadline: Red Sox Trade John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for Allen Craig

The Boston Red Sox have traded John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals in return for first baseman-outfielder Allen Craig and right-handed pitcher Joe Kelly. The Cardinals will also receive minor league pitcher Corey Littrell and cash considerations. Craig has been with the Cardinals since the beginning of his career in 2006, and plays both first base and […]

Done Deal: Lester and Gomes to Oakland for Cespedes

It has been a whirlwind 24 hours with Jon Lester rumored to be going everywhere from Baltimore to Los Angeles. In the end, A’s GM Billy Beane was the most aggressive and was able to bring Jon Lester to Oakland. The additions of Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes make the Athletics, already a postseason contender, […]

Jon Lester Trade Rumors: Lester Scratched from Wednesday Start

The Red Sox have scratched lefty Jon Lester from his scheduled start on Wednesday in lieu of all of the trade rumors swirling around him and the team. Brandon Workman will be called up from Triple-A start in Lester’s place.

Trading Jon Lester Could Ignite a Red Sox Dynasty

I love Jon Lester. As a native New Englander with a passion for baseball, I have always admired the intensity Lester brings to the mound every fifth day. He has been a reliable starting pitcher since his first full season, making at least 31 starts every year since 2008, and his 21 starts this season rank […]