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Do the Oakland Athletics Have Enough Pitching?

The Oakland Athletics got off to a very strong start, and on August 9 they had a four game lead on the Anaheim Angels. Their 72-44 record was the best in baseball, and after acquiring Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs, they had recently traded for ace pitcher Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox. From that point, the A’s have a woeful 11-22 record. While...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Wins AL Player Of The Week Honors

(FenwayNation Photo)Why can't we get players like that? Jon Lester—he of the Oakland A's—won the American League Player Of The Week for the period ending on Sunday, September 14th. In two starts over that span, the former (and possibly) future Red Sox ace went 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA. In 14 innings pitched last week, the big lefty struck out 15 batters. He is almost single...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo And Cubs Aggressively Pursuing Lester?

Reports out of Chicago indicate that former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein is prepared to aggressively pursue Jon Lester this off-season. Those same reports suggest that Lester is "open-minded" about where he'll land in 2015—which, of course, could also include Boston and the Bronx. However, Theo is flush with cash, and has only about $30 million committed to his 2015 payroll—which...
Via FenwayNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cubs Will Target Jon Lester In Offseason As Part Of Rebuilding

Jon Lester will have no shortage of suitors this winter, and the Chicago Cubs are expected to be on that list. CSN Chicago reported Wednesday night that the Cubs will make a push for the veteran left-handed pitcher who will be free agent this winter. “Multiple industry sources say the Cubs are targeting Lester and will make a run at him this winter, trying to set a foundation...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago to target Jon Lester?

Current Oakland Athletics starter Jon Lester will be a free agent at the end of the 2014 season, and it is probably unlikely that he will return to the A's in 2015. So where could he end up?  One team that makes sense for Lester is the Chicago Cubs. As mentioned by Jesse Rodgers of ESPN Chicago, Lester has a good relationship with the Cubs' front office and the Cubs are...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lester and the Cubs

This off season, the Chicago Cubs are likely going to target top of the rotation free agent starting pitchers. There is Max Scherzer, Justin Masterson, James Shields, but the one the Cubs are likely going to make their primary target is Jon Lester. I know what some of you are saying. Of course Lester is their primary target, he is a former Boston Red Sox player. The all too famous...
Via World Series Dreaming
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Cafardo: Red Sox Have Money For Jon Lester If They Want Him (Video)

The Boston Red Sox were aggressive when it came to acquiring the offensive talent they needed this season, and now they’ll need to do the same to fill the holes in their pitching staff. The Red Sox traded away some big pieces to land outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Allen Craig, and also opened their wallet to land outfielder Rusney Castillo. But The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester on future: ‘I’m not going to the highest bidder’

Barring some sort of unforeseen event, Jon Lester will not be pitching for the Oakland A’s next season. Oakland can’t afford him. And the more Lester talks, the more it sounds like he is hoping the Boston Red Sox make him a competitive enough offer that he can return to the place where he started […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Rays reportedly told not to trade aces to Yankees

As Major League Baseball’s trade deadline approached, two names many were interested in were David Price and Jon Lester. Price, a former Cy Young Award winner is due to become a free agent after next season, but it became increasingly likely the Tampa Bay Rays were going to move him sooner rather than later. Lester, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Lester takes out full-page ad in Boston Globe to thank Red Sox, fans (photo)

Just because Jon Lester is now a member of the Oakland Athletics does not mean he has forgotten about the tremendous amount of support and love Red Sox Nation demonstrated during his eight-plus seasons he spent in the organization. To demonstrate his gratitude, Lester took out a full-page ad in Sunday’s edition of the Boston […] The post Jon Lester takes out full-page ad in Boston...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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