Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sox: At Least Two Elite Prospects For Lester

Scott Lauber of The Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox are asking teams for "at least two elite-level prospects" to land Jon Lester in a trade. Ben Cherington is in a unique position for a Red Sox GM—he's out of the race by the trade deadline, but he has one of the hottest commodities on the market being fought over by as many as eight teams. Because of this, the deal itself may literally go down to the wire—4PM on Thursday—to maximize the heist. In a weird twist, reports have surfaced that—in the event that a deal does not happen—Lester would pitch for the Red Sox Friday night against The Evil Empire.