The 26-year-old lefty is a roll of the dice, and we’ll see how much teams think he’s worth.
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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?
Quite a busy couple days already, and this is a rumor round-up if anything slipped between your cracks. That … sounds bad.
Should the Cubs try to grab a bat on the cheap? Is it actually worth pursuing?
The Cubs have reportedly met with reps for Lester and Hammel. Interest in Torii Hunter remaining? Another bullpen option? Tons to get into here.
He could be the rare free agent who returns to the team who traded him. The Red Sox may be willing to bid big.
We’ll see if Robertson remains a rumored target for the Cubs, and if Liriano becomes one.
That would be quite a surprise, given the known interest.
What this does to the rest of the Mets’ offseason is a very interesting question.
If that demand holds, it’s very hard to see the Phillies moving Hamels this offseason.
Even if the Cubs aren’t involved, there’s a potential impact to the pitching market here.
Two important steps in the offseason, which is chugging along.