Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Conflicting Sox And Lester Reports Persist

Some reports tonight characterize a Red Sox-Jon Lester deal as "done"—and just waiting for an announcement on Friday. The terms have ranged from six years and $120 million—to over $140 million over that same span. Others say the entry of the Giants has ratcheted up the stakes beyond a simple Boston-Cubs competition. Yet others say the Red Sox have told Lester they will match the highest offer from anyone—including the Cubs and Giants. The bottom line is: there is no deal yet. As soon as definitive word is available, we will report it to our readers. Until then—assume that Joe Kelly is your 2015 rotation stud.