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Over the Monster 59 mins ago
Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 6: One last reminder

Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 6: One last reminder

In case you'd forgotten, the reason the Red Sox are sellers is because, yes, they're quite bad. The Red Sox' final game before the trade deadline provided Red Sox fans with three hours of agony and one last reminder why exactly they're sellers in 2014. In case you didn't get that message, it's because they're pretty bad at baseball. Brandon Workman was pretty bad tonight. He was only tagged with two earned runs in the end, and to be fair, it was a situation where errors legitimately cost him runs. But...frankly said errors were more making up for runs he should have allowed just based on...
Fenway Nation 4 hours ago

Lackey Wants Trade; Royals And Marlins Spots?

Multiple sources have reported this afternoon that John Lackey is "demanding" a trade from the Red Sox. The reasons for the demand are unclear. Earlier today, the Miami Marlins expressed interest in Lackey as a solid starting option that would be more than just a 2-month rental. Those rumors have since been at least partially quashed. Also earlier today, the Kansas City Royals were said to be interested in a deal for both Lackey and Andrew Miller. Those talks were supposed to have cooled, but may now have been rekindled. Frankly, at this point, almost anything could or could not happen.
Fenway Nation 6 hours ago

Athletics Have Now Entered Lester Sweepstakes

Oh, the humanity! Now, the Oakland A's are reportedly in on Jon Lester. Starter Tommy Milone (currently at AAA) has been rumored as one of the centerpiece options in any deal—with two or three other top prospects also in the package. There had been some earlier rumblings about the A's involvement, but those rumors had been dismissed more recently.
Fenway Nation 6 hours ago

REPORT: Dodgers Out Of Lester Sweepstakes

According to Hall of Fame sportswriter Peter Gammons, the Dodgers are no longer in the hunt for Jon Lester—or Cole Hamels or David Price, for that matter. Reportedly, the Denizens of Chavez Ravine are now concentrating on the back end of their rotation and their bench. Of course, all of this could change in a nano-second.
Over the Monster 7 hours ago
Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: The grind doesn't stop for one man

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: The grind doesn't stop for one man

Jon Lester is being traded. Everybody is freaking out and basically not paying attention to anything else. But the Red Sox still have a game to play. Jon Lester is all anyone cares about today, but here are the lineups anyway! Today's Lineups TORONTO BLUE JAYS BOSTON RED SOX Jose Reyes - SS Brock Holt - 1B Melky Cabrera - LF Shane Victorino - RF Jose Bautista - 1B Dustin Pedroia - 2B Dioner Navarro - C Mike Napoli - DH Juan Francisco - DH Jonny Gomes - LF Colby Rasmus - CF Stephen Drew - SS Munenori Kawasaki - 3B Xander Bogaerts - 3B Ryan Goins - 2B Jackie Bradley...
Fenway Nation 7 hours ago

Orioles Are Close To A Deal For Jon Lester

Multiple reports indicate (and a couple of others deny) that the Baltimore Orioles are "close" to a deal that would bring Jon Lester to Camden Yards. This, of course, is completely out of the blue—and needs to be treated with a huge grain of salt. Names mentioned to return to Boston are RHP Miguel Gonzalez and Andover's Mike Yastrzemski (grandson of Carl). Stay really tuned on this one!
Over the Monster 7 hours ago

Red Sox trade rumors: Chicago Cubs trade for Felix Doubront

Felix Doubront's time in Boston is done, as the Red Sox have shipped him off to Chicago in exchange for a player to be named later. The Red Sox and Cubs have agreed to a deal that will send Felix Doubront to Chicago according to Jeff Passan. Jon Morosi was the first to report the possibility of such a move: Source: Red Sox have traded Felix Doubront to the Cubs. @jonmorosi had it close. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2014 Thus ends the Felix Doubront era in Boston, such as it was. Doubront emerged as a decent back-end option in 2012, when the Red Sox were short on starting...
Fenway Nation 8 hours ago

Cubs About To Acquire Felix Doubront In Trade

Theo Epstein knows Felix Doubront. And, this afternoon, his Cubs are apparently trading for the mercurial lefty and his significant up-side. Doubront has been a poorly-performing malcontent this season—after a stellar campaign in 2013. Clearly, the Red Sox have tired of his act and are shipping him to a guy who has favored him for a long time. Stay tuned.
Fenway Nation 8 hours ago

REPORT: Cards May Still Be In On Jon Lester

Despite acquiring Justin Masterson, FOXSports.com is reporting that the Cardinals may still pursue Jon Lester. The word is that any such deal for Lester would need to include an "elite" prospect and current RedBird starter Shelby Miller. The 23-year old Miller has been mediocre at best this season (7-8, 4.20 ERA in 20 starts)—after a stellar 2013 (15-9, 3.06 ERA in 31 starts). He was not on the Cardinals World Series roster when they faced the Red Sox last year.
Over the Monster 8 hours ago

Red Sox trade rumors: Marlins discussing John Lackey deal

The Marlins' chances in 2014 aren't great, but in 2015, Lackey would be a huge boost. The Marlins sit at .500, five games back in the NL East and four back of a wild card spot. Their chances to make it to the postseason aren't great, but they do exist, and would be that much stronger if only they received a little help. That could come in the form of John Lackey, who FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports the Marlins are discussing with the Red Sox. The Marlins should take a chance on 2014, but maybe not only 2014 given their young roster and the fact a few teams are in front of them for playoff...
Over the Monster 8 hours ago
MLB Trade Deadline: Cardinals trade for Justin Masterson, out on Jon Lester?

MLB Trade Deadline: Cardinals trade for Justin Masterson, out on Jon Lester?

The Cardinals have traded for Justin Masterson, perhaps signalling the end of their pursuit of Jon Lester? The Red Sox may have one fewer suitor for Jon Lester (and John Lackey, for that matter) as according to Peter Gammons the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a trade that will send starting pitcher Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Indians are trading Justin Masterson to the Cardinals — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) July 30, 2014 So...this is a little strange. It's not hard to understand the Cardinals being reluctant to match the hefty price the Red Sox will expect for...
Fenway Nation 9 hours ago

Cardinals Get Masterson, Likely Out On Lester

According to Hall of Fame writer Peter Gammons, the St. Louis Cardinals have acquired former Red Sox starter Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians. Logically, this means St. Louis is likely out of the Jon Lester Sweepstakes.
Fenway Nation 9 hours ago
Lester And lackey May Go In Separate Deals

Lester And lackey May Go In Separate Deals

Fenway Rapture?According to FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox may trade both Jon Lester and John Lackey—not together—but is separate transactions. While this general scenario has been floated before, this is the first time it's been suggested that Boston would broker two deals to rid themselves of their two best starting pitchers. Lackey is being coveted by many teams who like the idea of having a front-line starter for the major league minimum ($500,000) in 2015—although some sort of salary adjustment would probably need to be made. More and more, this is shaping up to be a...
Over the Monster 9 hours ago

Red Sox minor lines: Not that anyone's interested today

Hey, the minor leaguers played and--oh, you're gonna go talk about Jon Lester? Okay, that's...that's fine I guess. Oh sure, right now minor lines don't seem all that interesting! Who cares about Blake Swihart when Jon Lester is about to be traded? But come Friday, when some shiny new name is hanging around in Pawtucket or Portland you'll all be crawling back here to-- Alright, I've gotten a bit off track. Pawtucket L 4-6 Mookie Betts: 0-4Will Middlebrooks: 1-3, BB, KTravis Shaw: 1-4, HRAlex Hassan: 0-4, KGarin Cecchini: 1-4, HR, KDeven Marrero: 0-4, K Steven Wright: 6 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER,...
Fenway Nation 10 hours ago

Red Sox: At Least Two Elite Prospects For Lester

Scott Lauber of The Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox are asking teams for "at least two elite-level prospects" to land Jon Lester in a trade. Ben Cherington is in a unique position for a Red Sox GM—he's out of the race by the trade deadline, but he has one of the hottest commodities on the market being fought over by as many as eight teams. Because of this, the deal itself may literally go down to the wire—4PM on Thursday—to maximize the heist. In a weird twist, reports have surfaced that—in the event that a deal does not happen—Lester would pitch for the Red Sox Friday night...
Over the Monster 10 hours ago

Red Sox trade rumors: John Lackey could be packaged with Jon Lester

The Red Sox might very well just blow up this whole rotation before the deadline. Trading John Lackey doesn't make sense for the Red Sox unless they are getting a massive return that they can't turn down. That's what makes Ken Rosenthal's latest intriguing: there's a "very good chance" the Red Sox actually package Jon Lester and John Lackey together. The combination of the two could result in the kind of return that Ben Cherington and Co. simply can't pass up. Here's the thing: Lester is incredible, one of the best starters in the majors, but he's a rental. He'll be a free agent in two...
Fenway Nation 11 hours ago

Dalton Jones Industrial Average July Reading

Once again this month, all of our readers can "weigh in" on the State Of The Carmine Hose through our exclusive Dalton Jones Industrial Average Index. The DJIA (honoring the Red Sox all-time pinch-hit leader) gathers four key metrics each month using a simple "0" to "10" confidence scale on: starting pitching, relief pitching, overall offense and overall defense. Each month, FN readers—through a simple one-page survey tool—can assess the fortunes of the team. FenwayNation will publish the DJIA Index Score each month during the season. We invite all of our readers to complete the quick...
Over the Monster 12 hours ago

Red Sox trade rumors: Dodgers, Cardinals are Jon Lester favorites

With a little over a day to go until the trade deadline, two NL teams are pushing hardest for Lester. Even if you've spent the last 48 hours hiking in the wilderness, you're probably aware that a Jon Lester trade appears imminent. According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the most likely destinations at this stage are the Dodgers or the Cardinals, because they're the two teams pushing hardest for one of Lester or the Rays' David Price. Only one of them might be traded, and if you had to bet, it would be Lester, since Price still has a year left on his deal and can be dealt this winter -- after...
Fenway Nation 12 hours ago

Pirates Official In Boston; May Signal Lester Deal

Marc DelPiano used to work for the Red Sox, he is now a Special Assistant to Pirates GM Neil Huntington. DelPiano was at Fenway Park on Tuesday night. The Pirates are rumored to be offering their top OF prospects in a deal for Jon Lester. You connect the dots. A number of sources are stressing the Pittsburgh is still in the hunt for the Boston's ace lefty—in addition to the Cardinals and Dodgers. Essentially, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington is in a bit of a "cat-bird seat"—allowing multiple teams to bid against one another. But DelPiano's physical presence in Boston and his former connections...
Fenway Nation 13 hours ago
Dodgers And Cardinals In The Lead For Lester

Dodgers And Cardinals In The Lead For Lester

According to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman, the Dodgers and Cardinals are leading the pack in the Jon Lester Sweepstakes. Heyman also states that these same two teams are the most aggressive in pursuit of David Price—which might lessen the haul that comes back for each lefty. Of course, the Rays are sort of legitimate contenders for the post-season, and may keep Price. The 2014 Red Sox on the other hand, are, well, the 2014 Red Sox. The Pirates—and their bevy of minor league OF prospects—seem to be third in line for Lester. A deal could come at any moment today, so stay tuned!

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