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(Huffington Post)   Jon Lester takes out full page ad in Boston Globe to thank Red Sox Nation for their support of him over the years. Adds a layer of dust to the paper for added effect   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 20
    More: Sappy, Jon Lester, Red Sox, Boston Globe, Fenway Park  
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2014-08-04 03:41:28 PM  
Classy move.

The only time I was ever at Fenway was for Lester's no-hitter.
 
2014-08-04 04:03:36 PM  
Not news, everybody does it now.
 
2014-08-04 04:10:22 PM  
I hope he comes back.  One of the best pitchers the Sox have ever had.
 
2014-08-04 04:12:22 PM  

FriarReb98: I hope he comes back.  One of the best pitchers the Sox have ever had.


He's gonna be crazy expensive now. Forgot about that hometown team stuff.

UNLESS, they have a wink-wink deal signed, possibly post-dated and they said, "Listen, we want you. But if we trade you, you have a chance to go to a contender, possibly win a ring this year and we can get something for you. Then you can come back and everybody will love you. It's not like you asked to be traded publicly.

/traded publicly? Like the stock market?
 
2014-08-04 04:25:00 PM  

jaylectricity: FriarReb98: I hope he comes back.  One of the best pitchers the Sox have ever had.

He's gonna be crazy expensive now. Forgot about that hometown team stuff.

UNLESS, they have a wink-wink deal signed, possibly post-dated and they said, "Listen, we want you. But if we trade you, you have a chance to go to a contender, possibly win a ring this year and we can get something for you. Then you can come back and everybody will love you. It's not like you asked to be traded publicly.

/traded publicly? Like the stock market?


Since that's pretty illegal, he could be an epic douche, say he'll come back, and then sign with the Yankees.
 
2014-08-04 04:27:48 PM  
Should he have covered it with beer stains and fried chicken grease?
 
2014-08-04 04:29:01 PM  
Smart man, knows he should go the extra mile for a fan base that is quick to do 180's on players...
 
2014-08-04 04:31:08 PM  

FriarReb98: I hope he comes back.  One of the best pitchers the Sox have ever had.


The Yankees will overpay for him. Which is ok. He's a good guy and we need pitching.
 
2014-08-04 04:48:34 PM  
Preemptive strike against the smear campaign that'll be launched against him if he signs with the Yankees.
 
2014-08-04 05:01:51 PM  
What's that cost nowadays?
 
2014-08-04 05:25:12 PM  
Well, that's one way to get the Boston Globe off your back.
 
2014-08-04 05:58:07 PM  

H31N0US: FriarReb98: I hope he comes back.  One of the best pitchers the Sox have ever had.

The Yankees will overpay for him. Which is ok. He's a good guy and we need pitching.


The Red Sox won't pay for him. He's likely headed to NY or LA.
 
2014-08-04 06:18:37 PM  
That's nice and cool and all but I doubt a single person cried because of it, subs.
 
2014-08-04 08:30:56 PM  

papatex: Smart man, knows he should go the extra mile for a fan base that is quick to do 180's on players...


Because **coughWadeBoggs** there are no players that **coughJohnnyDamon** would do **coughJacobyEllsbury** something like that.
 
2014-08-04 08:58:50 PM  
[handwank motion]

[fart sounds]
 
2014-08-04 09:01:59 PM  
We discussed this on AthleticsNation, and the consensus was that it was a classy thing to do. We know that Jon Lester is probably not going to be an Athletic beyond this year, and that he's a Bostoner at heart. Personally, I hope he helps us win the World Series, and then signs a huge long-term contract with the Red Sox. I'll pull for him.
 
2014-08-04 09:27:40 PM  
Let's say he gets a 5 year deal. All other things equal, how many wins? 25 decisions per year, records ranging from 16-9 and 12-13? Is that what $125 million+ gets you? I'll contribute to the full page ad that says "Thanks but no thanks."
 
2014-08-05 01:35:49 AM  
He'll be a Ranger or an Angel next season.
 
2014-08-05 12:24:57 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: Classy move.

The only time I was ever at Fenway was for Lester's no-hitter.


How did you get THOSE tickets...
 
2014-08-05 06:24:22 PM  

drsmith: JasonOfOrillia: Classy move.

The only time I was ever at Fenway was for Lester's no-hitter.

How did you get THOSE tickets...


Luck of the draw.  Part of a baseball roadtrip.  Our previous game was the last regularly scheduled meeting between the Yankees and the Mets at old Yankee Stadium.  (There was a game afterward that was rescheduled from an earlier rain out.)
 
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