While the Red Sox have been said to be approaching that number one other option for the left hander could be the Dodgers.
WEEI’s Rob Bradford writes “The basis of a run at Lester by the Dodgers is fairly self-explanatory. While the team has the most dominant pitcher in the game in Clayton Kershaw and an elite No. 2 in Zack Greinke, the depth behind them is less than dominant — particularly given that Greinke can opt out of his six-year, $147 million deal after the 2015 season (the third year of his contract).”
Coming off his best season, the 30-year-old Lester is hitting free agency at the right time. While splitting time between the Red Sox and Athletics he made 32 starts posting a 2.46 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.