Boston made an effort to re-sign Jon Lester this offseason, but their offer did not come close to the six-year, $155 million deal he reached with the Chicago Cubs.
So now the team is left with Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, Joe Kelly, Justin Masterson and Clay Buchholz — all fine pitchers, but certainly nobody you’d feel confident starting in a one-game Wildcard playoff.
John Farrell has been labeled as a “Pitcher Whisperer,” someone who, as a pitching coach, helped bring along and get the most out of guys like Josh Beckett, Lester, Clay Buchholz and others "
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