"These guys are my No. 1 priority,'' Lester said during media availability at the Boston Baseball Writers' Association of America awards dinner. "I want to be here 'til they rip this jersey off my back."


"I would hope they want me to stay here,'' Lester said. "Hopefully, we can get something done. When the time comes, we'll worry about it. If it's spring training, if it's during the season, the offseason the next year, these guys are my priority. We're going to listen to them first, and we'll see where we're at."


looks like we can expect to lock up our ace on the cheap! (relative to positional wage)

always great to see this type of attitude from a player. especially when they are one of Lester (or pedroias) calibur.