Tuesday, July 29, 2014

BrewCrew Now Showing Interest In Jon Lester

Well, you can add another potential Jon Lester landing spot to the already cited Los Angeles, Seattle, Pittsburgh and Baltimore. According to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman, the Milwaukee Brewers are now burning up the phone lines to Yawkey Way in pursuit of the lefty. The BrewCrew currently sits atop the NL Central, but could use Lester to stave off the Cardinals, Pirates and Reds in the pennant race. Reportedly, the bait being dangled by Milwaukee is one of their top pitching prospects—right-handed starter Jimmy Nelson (10-2 with a 1.46 ERA at AAA earlier this year). After being called up by the big club, however, he is 1-2 with a 4.30 ERA. Nevertheless, three of his four big league starts so far have been pretty good—for example, in his last outing against the Metropolitans, he went seven innings, giving up just two earned runs. Presumably, the Brewers would have to add additional prospects to any package for Lester.