If deals for Sandoval and Ramirez come together quickly, does it make Boston even more attractive to Lester?
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You’d guess it would be the Cardinals and Blue Jays. Will Lester make his decision after Thanksgiving? Maybe, maybe not.
The Cubs were previously mentioned as a possible bidder.
It’s unclear what the next step for Martinez will be, and whether the Cubs will be interested in trying to bring him in.
Reportedly five years and $95 million. That’s on the high end of what folks were projecting he would get.
It’s a nice move for the White Sox. If they’re better in 2015, is that better for baseball in the City of Chicago as a whole? It is, right?
The Braves have not made an offer to Jon Lester, and the Reds could sell off more than their pitchers.
Aside from digging Porcello, what does this mean for the Cubs? And for the market as a whole?
I still doubt the Cubs would get involved right now directly, but a Zimmermann trade impacts the market this and next year tremendously.
When we look at the caliber of opponents that guys like Hamels, Lester, Scherzer, and Shields have actually faced, how do they stack up?
Tim Wilken might be contacted by the Diamondbacks for an interview. Also: are the Cardinals going to get aggressive?
The offer may have come last week, and is longer than four years (no surprise). On the Cubs’ side, Ryan Dempster says Lester’s interest is genuine.
Those writing about Moncada seem to think he’s not going to wait until July to sign.
So much to discuss this morning. I don’t even know where to start. So I’ll just start.
Let the negotiations begin. How high might things go? Also: many words of caution about the Red Sox, and about the Cubs’ pitching future.
After one great year, the 31-year-old lefty cashed in. Maybe this won’t be a good year to buy a reliever.