Red Sox president Larry Lucchino told WEEI on Thursday that he expects the team to reopen negotiations with Lester during the season. Lester is reported to have turned down a four-year extension worth $80 million in the spring.
Lucchino tells @DandCShow that he would expect negotiations with Lester to continue during the season.
— WEEI (@WEEI) May 29, 2014
Lester wants to be paid like an ace meaning he envisions a contract in excess of $100 million.
Over his first 73 innings this season Lester has a 3.45 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 83/21 K/BB ratio.