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Red Sox trade Jon Lester to the A's for Yoenis Cespedes

The Jon Lester era is over in Boston, but maybe the Yoenis Cespedes era is just getting going.

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Where does the Red Sox pitching stand now?

The Red Sox have plenty of pitchers, but do they have enough good ones?

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Why I hate the Jon Lester trade

Dealing Jon Lester at this point in his walk-year might make perfect sense, but I still hate it.

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The Red Sox need for Yoenis Cespedes

The Red Sox just don't hit for power right now, but Cespedes can help change that.

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Unlike Lester, will Sox extend Yoenis Cespedes?

Yoenis Cespedes is here for 2015, but will the Red Sox let him walk afterwards, or do they have long-term plans for their new outfielder?

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For Jon Lester and the Red Sox, it's just business

We want it to be more than that, but baseball is business in the end.

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Red Sox trade Lester to A's for Cespedes

The Red Sox have finally dealt their ace Jon Lester, signaling the official push for 2015 and beyond.

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Pirates, Cardinals 'pushing hardest' for Lester

With mere hours to go before the trade deadline, two teams still have their sights set on the Red Sox' ace.

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Orioles 'close' to acquiring Jon Lester

The Red Sox would get a pitcher back in the deal along with the likely prospect return.

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Cardinals trade for Masterson, out on Lester?

The Cardinals have traded for Justin Masterson, perhaps signalling the end of their pursuit of Jon Lester?

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'Very good chance' Lackey and Lester are traded

The Red Sox might very well just blow up this whole rotation before the deadline.

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Dodgers, Cardinals are Jon Lester favorites

With a little over a day to go until the trade deadline, two NL teams are pushing hardest for Lester.

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Jon Lester, the end of the road, and asking why

The Red Sox season is over. The only thing left to do is find out who whether Jon Lester is staying or going.

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Pirates emerging as Jon Lester 'dark-horse'

If Lester is going to be gone, swapping him out for a big bat would make all kinds of sense.

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Orioles, Mariners, Brewers all want Jon Lester

Would the Sox trade Lester within the division? It depends on what's being offered.

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Jon Lester trade necessitated by market

With Jon Lester standing alone atop the pitching market, the Red Sox almost have to trade their lefty ace.

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Lester, Lackey both available for 'right returns'

The Sox might not trade either of them, but they're listening for a reason to.

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Ortiz on Lester: 'He's a keeper'

The Red Sox designated hitter publicly vouched before Monday's game for the team to sign ace Jon Lester to a long-term extension.

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Trading Lester for Kemp doesn't make sense

Trading Matt Kemp makes sense. Trading Jon Lester makes sense. But for each other?

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If Jon Lester walks, who can the Red Sox acquire?

If Jon Lester truly does leave this offseason, are there any good options to replace him?

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Red Sox need to move past fear, extend Jon Lester

Or "how I learned to stop worrying and love the big contract."

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Red Sox could replace Jon Lester with trade

If Jon Lester looks like he's going to walk, the Red Sox could try to replace him with a trade.

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The precedent for a Jon Lester extension

Jon Lester will become one of the highest paid pitchers in baseball when he signs his next contract. History, however, suggests that signing the lefty to a long-term contract may not be the most prudent thing to do.

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Are the Red Sox negotiating with Lester or not?

The Red Sox are talking with Jon Lester again. Maybe.

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Sox should not trade Jon Lester

With the possibility of Boston becoming sellers inching closer to reality, Jon Lester trade rumors will surely start to heat up. It is a situation they need to avoid.

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Pay the Man

Seriously, what does he have left to prove?

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Who could the Red Sox sell?

The Red Sox are looking more and more like they could be sellers in July, so what do they even have to sell off?

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Red Sox expect to resume Lester extension talks

Larry Lucchino says the Red Sox expect to get back to the bargaining table with Jon Lester before the regular season is over.

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Lester's health is reason to extend him

The prospects are unproven, but Jon Lester is not.

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Jon Lester is as good as he's ever been

He's going about it a different way, but he's still the Jon Lester the Red Sox need.

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Sox expect to conclude Lester contract talks soon

Jon Lester's contract talks will be coming to an end over the next 10 days, one way or another.

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Lester could give Red Sox a home team discount

Jon Lester could offer the Red Sox a discount if it means seeing out the rest of his career in Boston.

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Lester extension talks will wait until spring

The Red Sox want to talk long-term contracts with their lefty, but won't do so for a few more months.

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Rosenthal: Lester could sign for over $146M

That's not out of the realm of possibility, but the Red Sox will likely want to sign Lester for less.

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Sox could extend Lester

The longtime Sox lefty could be in for the long haul in Boston, but it all comes down to price.

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Lester contract talks will wait until winter

If the Red Sox and Lester are going to work out a long-term deal, it's not going to happen for at least a few more months.

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