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Fantasy Update

Apr 12, 2014
Rotoworld
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Jon Lester turned down a four-year, $70-$80 million extension offer.
Full Count | WEEI 5 hours ago

Thursday’s Red Sox-White Sox matchups: Jon Lester vs. Chris Sale

The Red Sox will end their three-game road trip in Chicago on Thursday night when they send southpaw Jon Lester to the mound against White Sox lefty Chris Sale. While the Red Sox are struggling, Lester is off to a good start. The 30-year-old has a 2.57 ERA and a 1.095 WHIP in three starts. [...]
Boston Herald 14 hours ago
Red Sox’ low-ball offer to Jon Lester waste of time

Red Sox’ low-ball offer to Jon Lester waste of time

The Red Sox and Jon Lester broke off talks with a top offer on the table for the veteran lefthander in the ballpark of four years and 
$70 million. I get it, it’s a negotiation. You start by asking for more than you can get or offering less than you’re ultimately willing to give.But there’s negotiating, and then there’s wasting everyone’s time.

Peter Gammons: Red Sox shouldn’t let invaluable Lester walk

Jon Lester was the first player ever drafted by the John Henry Red Sox. He was a second rounder, the 57th player picked, the 28th pitcher, and you can go to the shredder and decide between Matt Cain, Zack Greinke, Cole Hamels and Lester, but there was no one else taken in the opening rounds […]
Boston Globe Apr 14, 2014

Globe 10.0: Is the Offer To Lester Fair?

Kevin Dupont and Chad Finn debate whether the Red Sox offer to Jon lester was a fair one.
Over the Monster Apr 14, 2014

Jon Lester's $70 million contract offer

The Red Sox have made a $70 - $80 million contract offer to Jon Lester. Are they low-balling the southpaw? While Red Sox nation was focused on the team's doomed efforts against the Yankees, a bit of information slipped in under the radar regarding the extension talks between Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Per Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports: The Red Sox's most recent offer to Lester was far below market value -- four years for between $70 million and $80 million, according to sources within the team'€™s clubhouse. To this point we'd been left to speculate which side was "to blame" for the...
Boston Herald Apr 13, 2014
Lowdown on Lester offer

Lowdown on Lester offer

NEW YORK — If the Red Sox want Jon Lester as badly as he supposedly wants them, it’s going to cost more than $70 million.That’s the amount the Sox offered Lester in their final four-year offer during spring training, according to a big league source, and it’s no coincidence the sides decided to “hit the pause button” on negotiations shortly thereafter.
Fenway Nation Apr 12, 2014
Lester Rejected 4-YR, $70-$80M Red Sox Offer

Lester Rejected 4-YR, $70-$80M Red Sox Offer

(Boston Herald Photo)As we suggested a few days ago, the Red Sox ownership may be getting us ready for the departure of Jon Lester. Now, multiple sources report that Lester, in fact, has rejected a 4-year contract extension worth between $70-$80 million. Despite an average annual value of about $18 million, in the current starting pitcher marketplace, this offer is clearly feeble on the number of years offered. Lester confirmed that there will be no more negotiations until the season ends, "I want to be here. They said they want me here. So just at that particular time, things didn't really...
The Republican Apr 12, 2014
Jon Lester holding out hope for return to Boston Red Sox next season

Jon Lester holding out hope for return to Boston Red Sox next season

Lester, 30, was offered a four-year contract worth just more than $70 million, according to reports.
The Republican Apr 12, 2014
Reports: Jon Lester rejected four-year offer from Boston Red Sox, contract negotiations over

Reports: Jon Lester rejected four-year offer from Boston Red Sox, contract negotiations over

Jon Lester is off to one of his most impressive starts to a season in his career, but it could be his last with the Boston Red Sox.
Full Count | WEEI Apr 12, 2014

Source: Red Sox’ most recent offer to Jon Lester for four years, just more than $70 million

NEW YORK — According to a major league source, the Red Sox‘ most recent offer to Jon Lester was for an extension of four years, at just more than $70 million. FoxSports.com was first to report the offer, suggesting the money would be between $70-80 million. Per the source, at this point there are no [...]
Rotoworld Apr 12, 2014

Lester turns down extension offer from RedSox - Jon Lester (S) Boston Red Sox

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Jon Lester turned down a four-year, $70-$80 million extension offer.
KFFL Apr 12, 2014

Red Sox | No talks with Jon Lester until offseason

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester will not resume contract talks with the team until ...
The Republican Apr 12, 2014
Jon Lester goes 113 pitches, calls it a 'grind,' leads Red Sox over Yankees

Jon Lester goes 113 pitches, calls it a 'grind,' leads Red Sox over Yankees

On the season he's thrown 21 innings, struck out 20 and walked four. His ERA is at 2.57.
Boston Herald Apr 12, 2014
Jon Lester brings Yanks bats to grinding halt

Jon Lester brings Yanks bats to grinding halt

NEW YORK — Jon Lester described his entire outing last night as a “grind.”When a starter holds this Yankees lineup to a pair of runs on six hits over 62⁄3 innings, the Red Sox will take that kind of “grind” and run with it.Lester, with his first victory in three strong efforts, is off and running.
MASN Sports Apr 11, 2014

More notes and quotes before tonight's game - School of Roch

The Orioles are 3-0 this season when the opposing starter works seven or more innings. Those starters? Jon Lester, Justin Verlander and Masahiro Tanaka. The Orioles batted .354 in the three games at Yankee Stadium to raise their team average...

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