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Not to be picky or anything, but given the choice and assuming the salaries are close to the same (which I doubt they would be), I would prefer Max Scherzer to Jon Lester.  Just my opinion.  Would love either.

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Cant trust a dude with two diff color eyes. It's like a bow tie
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Warriors are on
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Great start to the season for them. Iv'e always been a "casual" NBA fan.
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some winter meetings tidbits

 

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    Been told Headley will make his decision by end of Winter Meetings. #yankees #Sfgiants among 3-4 teams bidding

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    Not just SP mkt waiting on Lester. Headley has to wait because #Sfgiants won't know how much can spend/not spend until know if got Lester

 

 

  1. Sabean said "We're still on the board" for Lester. #SFGiants

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    For 3B and LF, seems Sabean thinks there's better market with trades. #sfgiants


Edited by red80 - 12/8/14 at 8:56pm
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The anticipation of Lester's decision is killin' me
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Jon Lester Leaning Against Signing With Giants

By Jeff Todd [December 9, 2014 at 2:58pm CST]
 

Giants assistant GM Bobby Evans says that he has been led to believe that lefty Jon Lester is leaning toward signing with another club, Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM reports (links to Twitter). San Francisco is “in the back seat” in negotiations at present, Evans said.

Lester has told the Giants that he is not going to simply take the highest bid, as has previously been reported. Evans left Bowden with the impression that San Francisco believes the starter is drawn to joining the Cubs or Red Sox.

 

Various reports have suggested that Lester’s decision would continue to be delayed as the teams involved — up to and including their owners — make a final push to land him. With the bidding said to be at or even above the $150MM level, Lester will surely feel comfortable that he has earned a market-value deal regardless of where he ends up.

Don't know why I constantly let my friend who works in the Giants front office get me excited for nothing.  SMH.

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This is the same Jim Bowden that was duped by the fake Ken Rosenthal Twitter account?
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I guess its the same guy.  We will have to see I guess, but I am not getting my hopes up....again.

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Idk about yall but 7 years for a 31 year old pitcher sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.
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It's the MLB economics nowadays. Alot of guys hit free agency in their late 20s or early 30s and demand a deal into their mid-late 30s. Those last 2-3 years will rarely be worth the money.
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If you front load the contract it might be worth it
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When it comes to FAs that are seeked by multiple teams I don't get my hopes up until that player has his signature on that paper. We always come up on the short end despite reports saying we are finalists with a player.
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Hope we dont get him. This would be the 3rd huge deal we'd give to a pitcher and the track record hasnt been good. Use that money on everyday players even if that means a mediocre 2015 season.
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John Shea said SF interested in Justin Upton if Lester deal does not go down.
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Hope we dont get him. This would be the 3rd huge deal we'd give to a pitcher and the track record hasnt been good. Use that money on everyday players even if that means a mediocre 2015 season.

Come on, we know 15 will be mediocre for yall

Don't skip to 16 just yet...
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via MLBTradeRumors

"7:36pm CST: CSN Chicago’s David Kaplan hears from “two very good MLB sources” who believe the Cubs are the leading contenders to sign Lester. An executive connected to at least one of the teams in the hunt, however, tells Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times (Twitter link) that he thinks Lester is leaning towards San Francisco."

Damn Lester! Hurry up and choose!
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so tired of these rumors. pick a god damn team already
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Yesterday it was he won't make a decision earlier than last night but not later than today. Now it is a possibility to be extended to tomorrow. Watch he does not decide until the weekend.
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Please make this happen...
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I would love to have Upton, but we'd only be renting him for a year. I don't think we'd be able to afford his extension. But you can get a free draft pick because whoever has him can extend a qualifying offer that he would reject.
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Ruben Amaro Jr. just said on. MLBN that the Phillies are rebuilding. IF we miss out on Upton or other big name bats, i would love to go after Marlon Byrd.
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Welp....we are out on Lester. SMH.
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Hope we dont get him. This would be the 3rd huge deal we'd give to a pitcher and the track record hasnt been good. Use that money on everyday players even if that means a mediocre 2015 season.

Feel the same way especially since its a 7 year deal. But I wouldn't be completely mad because Lester could be down right filthy @ AT&T.

I see two things when looking at the SP free agent either your young and unproven or up in age/ stop gaps looking to cash in on one more contract thats 2 or 3 years too long.

Wouldn't mind kicking the tires on any of these guys
Brandon Beachy
Justin Masterson
Kris Medlen
Edinson Volquez
Edited by LB510 - 12/9/14 at 6:55pm
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LB.....I said the same thing about Medlen or Beachy. Would love to roll the dice on one of them.
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Lester taking forever made me not want him here. No player is worth waiting a 3 weeks to make up your damn mind mean.gif
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Here is who I would target from here on out-


Ervin Santana
Emilio Bonifacio and/or Chris Coghlan via trade from CHC for LF/Utility

Beachy/Medlen would be a nice secondary SP option, but I wouldn't expect any fliers taken on them until Spring Training from any team.
Of course Vogelsong still likely will be available on the pitching front if all else fails.....

Headley would be a waste of an overpay, would rather acquire a 3B via trade........ who exactly I have no clue.
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Jut saw on Rotoworld that Volquez is seeking around 2 yrs, $20 million. Seems kinda low considering Lincecum makes that much in 1 yr.
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