While nothing is official yet, indications seem to be that the Red Sox need to start thinking of the rotation for 2015 and beyond without lefty Jon Lester at the head of it.
Ken Rosenthal had reported yesterday that Lester would likely choose between the Cubs and Giants, though Lester’s agents quickly refuted that report as did the Red Sox, who said they had no indication that they were out of the bidding.
No sign yet from Jon Lester – Scott Lauber looks at the signs that lead Lester away from Boston.
Lowballing Jon Lester haunts Sox – Michael Silverman has the team likely regretting their decision to produce such a weak offer to the pitcher earlier this year.
Only one man knows Jon Lester’s true intentions: Jon Lester – Rob Bradford says that speculation is useless.
In defense of the Red Sox: GM Ben Cherington explains Boston’s pursuit of Jon Lester – Jason Mastrodonato has the Sox boss trying to outline what happened between the two parties earlier in the season.
Jon Lester has options to weigh – Gordon Edes notes that whichever way Lester chooses, he really can’t lose.
Red Sox continue to wait on Lester’s decision – Sean McAdam has the Red Sox content to wait things out.
With Jon Lester decision imminent, different levels of optimism for Red Sox – Tim Britton has the Red Sox admitting they’ve changed their view of Lester’s value since the offer last spring.
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington wading through options at Winter Meetings – Nick Cafardo says that the Red Sox haven’t only been focused on Lester in recent days.
The Patriots resurgence apparently has Mike Felger yearning for his old days of writing about the team, as he has a new column up on CSNNE.com – These Patriots have a different feel.
Patriots used week in California as bonding experience – Shalise Manza Young has the team using the week out West to their advantage.
Film review: How Jamie Collins and the Patriots defense battered Philip Rivers and the Chargers = Kevin Duffy looks back on the win.
Bruins strictly average so far, and they will need help – Fluto Shinzawa says that it is time for the Bruins to make some moves.
Celtics hit Wall in 2 OT, lose – Steve Bulpett has the Celtics falling a point short last night, behind a huge game from rookie Marcus Smart.