It’s unclear, but the Blue Jays are at least serious about Martin.
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That’s according to Jon Heyman, who says the deal should be announced later this week.
Although Lester is expected to meet with his top suitors this weekend, a decision may take a bit longer.
He’s an unblocking license away from being able to sign. That’s not necessarily good for the Cubs.
The Rays get a couple intriguing positional prospects in return.
13 years and $325 million, plus no-trade protection and an opt-out. That’s the latest rumor, anyway.
He reportedly gets an $8.5 million, one-year deal. He had great success with the Pirates back in 2012 and 2013.
The 26-year-old lefty is a roll of the dice, and we’ll see how much teams think he’s worth.
At least 10 years, and at least $300 million. That would break some records. And some hearts.
A stern denial on those Zimmermann rumors from the Nationals, a trade, an interesting Padres starter, and maybe another team out on Martin.
Cervelli could be viewed as a back-up, or a back-up plan.
Each team will reportedly soon have its owners meeting with Lester and/or his representatives.
The first of the top free agents goes? What does it mean, and what happens next? Anything? Or are we just excited to finally see a deal?
I’m not so sure he really wants to throw around the term “Papelbon money,” but that at least tells you how much he’s looking for.
Most of the dollar predictions are falling just about where you’d expect, with a few outliers.
The Red Sox haven’t been too into long-term deals in recent years, but will they go a different route for Lester?