I fully support making additional efforts to extend Lester, but I also don't doubt that other teams are ready to pony up a fat long term contract for his services. He deserves that too.
That leaves us at the end of the season with a QO and a draft pick more than a year from now that might never produce, and if he does it won't be for years after that.
On the other hand, some teams are in a "win now" mode, and would likely overpay in prospects for a shot at a ring.
With Workman and de la Rosa pitching well, more talent down below, and Buck & Dubront returning one day, it might make sense to deal Lester for prospects that will be ready to help the team sooner than later.
I'm not one that insists that we act as if we have to win everything every year. So my question is this:
In terms of prospects for Lester, how many could we get, of what quality, playing what positions?