Man, it must be nice to be The Guy at The Right Time like John Lester is right now.
Read this from the Boston Globe.
"Red Sox must not be outbid for Jon Lester - NO EXCUSES" (my caps).
And it looks like, just to walk in the room costs 6 years and $120 million dollars.
Lester is 30, the durable lefty former Boston ace, and those guys want him bad.
Along with the Cubs, Yanks and Cards.
How much would you give to hear the conversations between these teams and Lester's agent?
"Hey it's Theo. Listen, um... how much is Cherington throwing in? (pause) OH COME ON MAN! I promise we've got a little more than whatever it is. Wait. Cashman did WHAT? THAT'S INSANE!!!"
Seriously, reading that Globe article you gotta think Boston is super touchy about Lester.
They CANNOT let him go to the Yankees, right?
Too much of a black eye.
And with Theo's connections to Boston it's kind of personal with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, so also really bad if the Cubs sign him.
The Cardinals - I think they're just out to screw with the Cubs.
Anyway... this is oddly going to be really really interesting.
PS: I would love love LOVE to have Lester, but not insanely. I don't want to throw up when I hear what he signs for, you know?