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  1. Red Sox' payroll follows spread-the-wealth formulaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boston.com

    Outraged accusations of thrift swirled around the Red Sox' unwillingness to pay market value for Jon Lester. The team, according to an industry source, never made an offer to righthander Max Scherzer.

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  2. Kawakami: Giants fans should r-e-l-a-xRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

    ... been losing major pieces (Pablo Sandoval), losing solid pieces (Michael Morse), missing on big-name acquisitions (Jon Lester) or just sitting out the pursuit of the biggees, middlings and everybody else. The Giants' starting staff, for the first ...

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  3. Aggressive MLB Teams Who Failed to Build a Winner This WinterRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | BleacherReport

    ... staff has glaring holes that could derail a Red Sox return to the postseason. After failing to bring back Jon Lester this offseason, the Red Sox have put together a cost-effective rotation reliant on the bounce-back capabilities of their staff. ...

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  4. Red Sox ace may come from up sleeveRead the original story

    Yesterday | Boston Herald

    Jon Lester once took a back seat to Josh Beckett, who once played second fiddle to, believe it or not, Dontrelle Willis. Before Max Scherzer won a Cy Young Award, signed the richest contract ever for a right-handed pitcher and had "Ace" permanently affixed in front of his name, he followed Justin Verlander, Doug Fister and Anibal Sanchez in Detroit's 2012 postseason rotation.

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  5. Ace may come from up sleeveRead the original story

    Yesterday | Boston Herald

    Jon Lester once took a back seat to Josh Beckett, who once played second fiddle to, believe it or not, Dontrelle Willis. Before Max Scherzer won a Cy Young Award, signed the richest contract ever for a right-handed pitcher and had "Ace" permanently affixed in front of his name, he followed Justin Verlander, Doug Fister and Anibal Sanchez in Detroit's 2012 postseason rotation.

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  6. Boston Red Sox: Finalized team, fact or fiction?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Isportsweb.com

    ... the upcoming season's roster to the 2014 season roster. An impacting change for Boston could be losing their ace. Jon Lester, Boston's ace, signed as a free agent with the Chicago Cubs. With that being said, there is still Clay Buchholz, who is a ...

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  7. Confident Kelly likes his Cy Young chancesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | Boston Red Sox

    ... game at Fenway Park, Kelly took a selfie with the Yankees icon. A couple of months later, Kelly pleaded with Jon Lester to return to Boston, vowing on Twitter to be the lefty's "bestie." 9/28/14: Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly takes a selfie with Derek ...

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  8. Catz Corner: Yoan Moncada and the Silver Bullet bandRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 24 | The Good Phight

    ... year outlay. So while the Red Sox have added Sandoval and Hanley, and while the Cubs shelled out money for Jon Lester, and the Yankees and Dodgers payrolls loom north of $200,000,000, the Phillies as Murphy notes, have quietly been stashing their ...

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  9. John Henry ready to go all-inRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | Boston Herald

    ... and Hanley Ramirez for a combined $189 million. And even though the Sox were outbid by $20 million in the Jon Lester sweepstakes, the payroll is expected to reach franchise-record heights. The club will be "significantly over" the $189 million ...

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  10. Braves sign veteran outfielder GomesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Lebanon Democrat

    ... Oakland, setting career-lows for home runs (six) and slugging percentage (.330). He was sent to the A's with ace Jon Lester in a July 31 trade for Yoenis Cespedes. The Braves could start the season with Gomes in a left-field platoon with Zoilo ...

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  11. Commentary: For now, Red Sox won't be stealing any headlinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | SouthCoastToday.com

    ... the signings of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to bolster a lineup that struggled mightily last year. Then Jon Lester became the focal point as the team looked to re-make the starting rotation it had decimated at the trade deadline last summer in ...

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  12. Red Sox Stop At Foxwoods; Cherington, Farrell Bet On SuccessRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | The Hartford Courant

    ... Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. They passed on the big-ticket free agent pitchers, including their own former ace Jon Lester, and added Rick Porcello and Wade Miley via trade and Justin Masterson via free agency. "So much has been made about the No. 1 ...

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  13. Kawakami: Don't sweat the Giants' missing piecesRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | San Jose Mercury News

    ... been losing major pieces (Pablo Sandoval), losing solid pieces (Michael Morse), missing on big-name acquisitions (Jon Lester) or just sitting out the pursuit of the biggees, middlings and everybody else. The Giants' starting staff, for the first ...

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  14. Red Sox 25 in 25: Wade MileyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | BoSox Injection

    Aug 16, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Wade Miley delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Wade Miley came to the Red Sox in a trade last month from the Arizona Diamondbacks for two-fifths of last year's season closing starting rotation, Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster in a pattern the Red Sox developed this offseason after losing the Jon Lester sweepstakes to the Cubs.

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  15. Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop 1/23Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Tomahawk Take

    ... last season, splitting time with the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics . He was traded to Oakland along with Jon Lester at July's trade deadline. Mark Bowman of MLB.com reported on Tuesday that the Braves were pursuing Gomes as a potential ...

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  16. Detroit Tigers Links: Yoenis Cespedes and David Price want to stayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Motor City Bengals

    ... were extension talks with the Red Sox before they traded him in December. Boston acquired him from Oakland for Jon Lester last July. This offseason, there were reports out of Boston that suggested Cespedes, 29, was a clubhouse issue. He strongly ...

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  17. Fear of Fenway quiets James Shields talkRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Boston Herald

    When the offseason began, the widespread presumption throughout baseball was that the Red Sox would pursue a reunion with Jon Lester, but only to a point. And if the market for the ace lefty went beyond their comfort level, they would move on to free agent James Shields, who represented a less expensive top-of-the-rotation option.

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  18. Former Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes to sign with Atlanta BravesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | MassLive.com

    Jonny Gomes was playing against right-handed pitchers in the 2013 World Series while the switch-hitting Daniel Nava remained on the bench after a career year, all because Red Sox manager John Farrell thought he felt something different with Gomes in the lineup. The 2014 Red Sox had no such chance at a magical ending, and Gomes was traded to the Oakland Athletics with Jon Lester in the July 31 swap for Yoenis Cespedes.

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  19. Report: Braves sign Gomes to one-year dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Sporting News

    ... Gomes split the 2014 season between the Red Sox and the Athletics after being traded to Oakland as part of the Jon Lester trade near the deadline in July. He hit .234 with six home runs and 37 RBIs for the season. The 34-year-old figures to be able ...

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  20. Cherington: Red Sox 'like the collection of starters we have,' focused on adding depthRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Boston Herald

    ... in the group, and the collection we have now can give us a strong pitching staff this year." After pursuing Jon Lester but refusing to cross their self-imposed limit of $135 million for five years (the ace lefty got a guaranteed $155 million over ...

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