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Have Any Fingernails Left? Jon Lester Decision May Not Be Coming Soon

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Being that report early this week had free agent lefty Jon Lester coming to a decision by the end of this week, and then reports swirled yesterday about the Dodgers jumping in with a potentially strong late push, I’m not so crazy about what Ken Rosenthal just tweeted:

To be sure, the earlier reports on a decision this week could have been erroneous. Or there could be completely innocuous reasons for the delay.

But it’s not hard to concoct in your mind a scenario where Lester was very near to a decision because his camp had a pretty good idea of where the Cubs, Red Sox, and Giants (and any other previously-engaged suitor) stood. And then the Dodgers jumped in heavy, per multiple independent reports, and now Lester’s got a lot to think about. And maybe another round of negotiations with interested parties.


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Then again, maybe it’s not the worst sign in the world that, after the Dodgers got involved with what some suggest could be a “blow away the field” type offer, Lester didn’t immediately jump.

All I know? Today was strangely quiet after so much bluster yesterday.


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor of Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.

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