Saturday, December 6, 2014

John Henry Makes Pilgrimage To Jon Lester

This whole Jon Letser Sweepstakes is taking on epic—and bizarre—proportions. According to Rob Bradford and Alex Speier of, Red Sox principal owner John Henry went on a pilgrimage to Atlanta on Friday to close the sale with Lester. This highly unusual move highlights how desperate Boston is to shore up a AAA starting pitching rotation—despite positive efforts to improve last year's pathetic offense. In our view, Henry is not the guy we would send to convince anyone of anything. He's Ichabod Crane with a billion dollars—rich but uninspiring. Hopefully, we are wrong and Henry can bring Lester back home.