Tag Archives: Jon Lester

Report: Jon Lester traded to Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes


Well, the MLB Trade Deadline has gotten off to a huge start: The Boston Red Sox traded Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics for OF Yoenis Cespedes. Yesterday, there were talks involving the Blue Jays and Orioles for Lester which would have been a big problem for the Yankees. With the Red ...

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Yankees notes and tidbits on the trade market


With the trade deadline a mere three days away, here are the latest trade rumors, notes and tidbits surrounding the Yankees. -- The Yankees are still interested in John Danks and he continues to be a top possibility for the ball club, reports Jon Heyman. The Yankees were discussing a potential deal with the White Sox ...

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Sabathia implodes in the sixth as Yanks fall to Red Sox 4-2

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For the first five innings, CC Sabathia was cruising along and it seemed he was the CC of old. Unfortunately, he imploded in the sixth inning, giving up four runs as the Yankees fell to the Red Sox 4-2 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. CC Sabathia went seven innings, giving up four runs on six ...

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Across the AL: The effects of Red Sox injuries

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The fracture sustained by Curtis Granderson in his first at-bat of the spring is certainly a huge blow to a Yankee offense that, according to Joe Girardi, already had to “find different ways to score runs.”  While no team likes to see its players get injured, it can be argued that if an injury is going ...

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Is it 2010 all over again for the Red Sox?

Superstardom. Jacoby Ellsbury had always been an elite steals maven, once swiping 50 bags and 70 bags in back-to-back seasons. He’d regularly hit around .300, and has a .299/.354/.450 batting line. He was roughly league average with the bat, though from 2008-2009, this before accumulating 9.4 wins for the Red Sox and clocking in at ...

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The 2011 Red Sox are a Joke that Keeps Getting Funnier

The 2011 Red Sox were a group of men that were amongst the best in the world at what they do and were collectively paid about $170 million to do it. However, they couldn't do it because they, "needed more structure." Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester spoke with Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe in an ...

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Lester Forces His Way Into Cy Young Debate

In recent weeks a lot has been made about the American League Cy Young award and the debate has mostly surrounded CC Sabathia vs. Felix Hernandez. Last night the Yankees were blanked by Jon Lester and it was an amazing performance that should put him into that conversation as well. First, let's get ...

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CC Sabathia Not Close to Cy Young Despite Win Total

For years the measure of a really good pitcher was how many wins he was able to rack up. Last season though something happened, Zack Greinke of the Royals won the Cy Young award despite only racking up 16 wins. CC Sabathia currently leads the American League with 16 wins and has been the ...

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