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.
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
According to a club source, the Boston Red Sox would consider a trade centered around sending Jon Lester to Los Angeles in exchange for Dodgers’ outfielder Matt Kemp. Outside of your fantasy baseball league, such a trade would seem unlikely, but given the two teams negotiating and the state of each franchise, the deal would […]
Caught ya! Well it didn’t take long for the Red Sox to get rid of A.J Pierzynski before someone picked him up. Reports are saying he signed with the St. Louis Cardinals. St. Louis is already plagued with problems behind the plate, as they lost Yadier Molina earlier this month to surgery after a thumb injury. […]
On Saturday the Boston Red Sox agreed to a trade with the San Francisco Giants that will send right-handed veteran pitcher Jake Peavy back to the west coast. Boston receives right-handed minor league reliever Heath Hembree and left-handed minor league starter Rafael Escobar in the deal.
Jon Lester is the ace of the Boston Red Sox, but for how much longer will he hold that title? Lester is set to become a free agent following the 2014 season, in which he will have the ability to sign with any team that offers him a contract, which means that his time in the Red […]
Red Sox beat writer Nick Cafardo wrote an article yesterday for the Boston Globe saying that Cole Hamels might be a viable trade option for the Boston Red Sox and would make “perfect sense” for the Sox to pursue him. Blasphemy. Blasphemy, I say. Hamels, the hard throwing southpaw from San Diego, has had a […]
A Nike Jordan Brand commercial, featuring Derek Jeter and a star-studded cast of his fans paying their respects for 20 years in a New York Yankees uniform, will run during today’s All-Star Game. The commercial, which will air before Jeter’s at bat, is for Nike’s Jordan brand. Mike Jordan, Billy Crystal, Rudy Guliani, Jay-Z, Phil […]
What exactly was the 2013 season for the Boston Red Sox? A miraculous journey from Spring Training underdogs to bearded kings of October? A triumphant year of destiny inspired by the tragic events of the Boston Marathon? Hardly. The reality is that the 2013 World Series was purchased by the Red Sox, as free agents like Mike […]
The announcement of the rosters for the 2014 All-Star Game included just one member of the Red Sox–pitcher Jon Lester. In recent years, usually a group of Boston players would make the trip, including regulars like David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia. Yet after fans and players gave their opinions on who will get to make […]
Last week, CBS Sports reported that a contract extension for Red Sox ace Jon Lester would not come during the season, making the lefthander a free agent for the first time in his career after the season. According to WEEI’s Rob Bradford, Lester would consider negotiating with the team during the season, as long as […]