Roche: Red Sox Had Their Chance With Lester

November 11, 2014 5:53 PM
Roche: Red Sox Had Their Chance With Lester
" BOSTON (CBS) — The free agent market is going to get silly this winter, with too many teams with way too much money to spend.

Because several teams have deep pockets and a need at the top of their rotation, Jon Lester has a chance to get his share of that silly money.

Just look at the Chicago Cubs. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, and Joe Maddon all know what Lester is about — both on and off the field. They can, and will, throw silly money at Lester.

Theo’s Cubs need pitchers who not only lead a staff on the field, but in the locker room as well. They need someone to show younger players the way and Lester, a man who wants the ball whenever his team needs him, is that pitcher. And with his body type (big legs), I wouldn’t expect him to break down long term. The soon-to-be 31-year-old may have to change in some ways due to age over the years, but I think he can stay effective, much like Andy Pettitte did at the end of his career.

It won’t just be the Cubs in hot pursuit of the two-time World Series champ either "

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