Another top bat goes off the market, and the squeeze on offense continues.
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Although there was at least one bogus report circulating last night about Lester and the Red Sox, the signs still point him there.
It’s going to be another relatively crowded ballot year.
A couple catching options for the Cubs come in for a mention, among many other things.
With Sandoval and Ramirez in the fold, what will the Red Sox do next? Is a trade – or several trades – imminent? And will they stop spending? (No.)
Change how you feel about the Martin pursuit from the Cubs’ perspective?
Not only might the Red Sox look better to Lester, but it’s possible Lester looks better to the Yankees.
This is going to have a significant impact around baseball.
If deals for Sandoval and Ramirez come together quickly, does it make Boston even more attractive to Lester?
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?