After a little wait and a lot of "no comments," the Red Sox made the Jon Lester extension official:
The Red Sox announced this morning that the team has agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with lefthanded pitcher Jon Lester with a club option for 2014. The team did not disclose the terms of the extension, but a Yahoo! Sports report last Sunday valued the deal at $30 million over five years, with a $13 million team option for 2014.
We had a poll on Over The Monster when the news first broke and I must say that I've never seen a more decisive poll at OTM. Everyone thought this was a good deal (except for NG maybe?). If it is a 5yr/$30M deal, then the Red Sox really made out in this deal. Lester was one of the best lefties in the majors last season and by the time this contract is over he could have some major awards under his belt.
Congrats to Lester and the Sox for getting this deal done.