Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Decade Ago, Jon Lester's Great Take On Trade Rumors

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Back in January of 2008, rumors were swirling that the Red Sox might trade their young starting pitcher Jon Lester to the Minnesota Twins. The potential deal would have sent Lester, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jed Lowrie and Michael Bowden to the Twinkies for Johan Santana. Thankfully, the trade never happened, and Santana went to the Mets a month later. But when the trade chatter was at its peak, the then-24-year-old Lester offered up one of the best baseball quotes ever: "No call is better than any call. As long as I don’t get a call, I’ll just assume to show up to Fort Myers. Actually, I guess I’ll show up at Fort Myers anyways." Perfect.