Wednesday, August 20, 2014

REPORT: Lester Likely To Go To Empire/Theo

The Horror
According to's Jon Heyman, multiple MLB sources agree that Jon Lester's return to Boston is "a long shot". The sources believe that the lefty will either wind up in pinstripes or toiling for Theo Epstein on the North Side of Chicago. Referring to Boston's low-ball $70 million offer to Lester, one MLB exec stated, "The Red Sox aren't going to admit they made an $80 million mistake by offering $150 million". Probably true, but if John Henry can sell-off a few soccer balls, maybe he can offer $140M—which might be enough to bring him back.