Gammons: Cubs Believe Jon Lester Will Sign With Red Sox

November 18, 2014 2:03 PM
Gammons: Cubs Believe Jon Lester Will Sign With Red Sox
" BOSTON (CBS) — There continues to be smoke surrounding the potential return of Jon Lester to Boston.

Peter Gammons said on CBS Sports Radio’s The Morning Show that the Cubs believe the free-agent lefty starter will return to the team where he’s spent most of his career.

“The Cubs think he’s going back to Boston,” Gammons said. “He and his reps are going to wait and see if the Yanks jump in & they might.”

The Yankees, of course, could complicate matters, on account of their having a somewhat unlimited budget.

But Boston retains many advantages in the race to sign Lester, as no other team can offer the comforts of home, so to speak. Lester was drafted by the Red Sox in 2002, and he worked his way through the minor league system before making his major league debut in 2006 "

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