Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jon Lester's Value Is Soaring In FA Marketplace

While the Red Sox have reportedly offered Jon Lester a six-year $120 million contract ($20 million per year), industry sources peg his real value at $25 million per year. According to Bruce Levine of Chicago's WSCR Radio, the average annual value of a potential Lester contract is viewed in that stratospheric range—suggesting the Red Sox might be out of luck. The only pitchers to have averaged $25 million are Justin Verlander, Felix Hernandez and Clayton Kershaw.