Jon Lester's contract is up after the 2014 season. He could simply give the Red Sox front office the silent treatment like Jacoby Ellsbury did. He could be a dick and refuse to discuss an extension, like Ellsbury.
But in a sharp contrast to that money grubbing whore, Lester was at the Baseball Writers' Association of America awards dinner last night and reiterated that he really wants to stay here and is willing to take less money to stay here.
Lester said he not only expects to have to take a discount in order to sign an extension with the team, but he is willing to do so.
"It's like Pedey [Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox second baseman]. He left a lot of money on the table to stay here. That's what he wanted to do. I understand that. That's my choice, that's his choice. I would hope they want me to stay here,'' Lester said. "Hopefully, we can get something done.
"These guys are my No. 1 priority. I want to be here 'til they rip this jersey off my back."
Let's just hope the Red Sox front office does the right thing. I mean, its not everyday that a left handed, top of the rotation starting pitcher falls on your lap like this.
Your move, Ben.
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