Yesterday, Peter Gammons appeared on CBS radio in Boston, and was asked about the possibility of Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester being traded this season.
“I just sense that Jon is so unhappy here that I’m sure it would be good for him”
Lester took to twitter last night and had this to say regarding his feeling of playing for Boston
— Jon Lester (@JLester31) July 12, 2012
This season, Lester hasn’t quite looked like the pitcher Red Sox fans are used to, compiling a 4.49 ERA, 3.57 FIP and 3.60 xFIP. Lester, who became the first left-hander to start consecutive openers for the Red Sox since Mel Parnell started three straight from 1952-54, has recorded a 65-32 record for Boston since 2008.
When the Red Sox announced their second half pitching rotation on Monday, Lester was not one of the names listed in the first three spots. Franklin Morales will start the second half opener against the Rays, followed by Clay Buchholz and Josh Beckett. Lester and Felix Doubront will likely claim the No. 4 and 5 spots in the rotation, a move that favors Lester in the long run, as he won’t have to go up against the other teams ace as often.