Thursday, May 1, 2014

Lucchino: We Want To Re-Sign Jon Lester

In the midst of a wide-ranging interview on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Morning Show, Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino stated that the team wants to re-sign lefty starter Jon Lester, adding "make no mistake about it." The issue was raised in light of a new BusinessWeek article stressing the desire of the team to avoid expensive, long-term contracts. Lester reportedly rebuffed a four-year, $70 million offer from the Red Sox—presumably assuming he can double that total in the free agent market at the end of the year. Lucchino also revealed that disgraced Clippers owner Donald Sterling once asked him if his Padres ownership group would be willing to sell him the baseball club.