According to a report by The Boston Herald's John Tomase, former Red Sox ace Jon Lester would "welcome" a return to Boston—assuming certain conditions are met. Those conditions include the NOG being, in Lester's words, "...aggressive and competitive and do the things they say they’re going to do." Of course, that may be asking a lot. This ownership group seems wedded to a "don't trust anyone over 30" mantra (not that there's anything wrong with that particular mantra)—but what Lester considers "competitive" might not match up with what Ben Cherington's marching orders are. Nevertheless, Lester sure is waxing nostalgic about all things Boston. For example, when talking about the offers he'll receive this off-season, Lester stated, "I don’t need to be blown out of the water. Why would I need to be blown out of the water? That doesn’t make or break your decision, at least for me. I’m not going to the highest bidder. I’m going to the place that makes me and my family happy. If that’s Boston, it’s Boston." Not exactly dodging the issue, huh? Need more? How about this: "Boston is definitely a place I would go."?