Why can't we get a pitcher like this!

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    Why can't we get a pitcher like this!

    Jon Lester threw a 3 hitter against the Twins, walked 2 and struck out 9! Why can't we get pitchers like that! Oakland always so lucky finding those Gems! Maybe someday he'll be a Red Sox! ;) Imagine what he'd look like in a Sox Jersey??!!!

     
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    You don't say much, but when you do, its spot on.

     
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    http://media.zenfs.com/en/person/Ysports/jon-lester-baseball-headshot-photo.jpg" alt="" width="368" height="480" />

     

    there you go.

     
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    Huge mistake, get ready to stink for years

     
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    In response to Flapjack07's comment:




    Short, and straight to the point.

    I'm still hoping that Lester will be back.

    In the meantime, Go As!

     

     
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    Jon Lester threw a 3 hitter against the Twins, walked 2 and struck out 9! Why can't we get pitchers like that! Oakland always so lucky finding those Gems! Maybe someday he'll be a Red Sox! ;) Imagine what he'd look like in a Sox Jersey??!!!



    They probably would have lost in extra innings because the batting order is horrible.

     
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    unsure which is winning....my love for lester or disdain for beane.....

     

    other names i have posted under:  none

     
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    Why can't we get a pitcher like this!

    I know the OP was just having fun

    but a better Q would have been

    'Why can't we keep a pitcher like this!'

     

    unsure which is winning....my love for lester or disdain for beane.....

     why the disdain 4 beane slash

    U think he's overrated ?

    Lester with the complete game... Farell would have pulled lester after seven

    U know burrito that's something I was thinking about when there still was a few

    that thought he still might come back

    would OAK  abuse his arm in this short rental (not saying they did last night)

     
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    Huge mistake, get ready to stink for years



    SPOT ON!    Plus they gave up Miller for pie in the sky. they could use a short man to get Uehara.

                      Non contenders for years.

                     

     
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    would OAK abuse his arm in this short rental (not saying they did last night)

     

    not abuse imo.... that is a "W" for a team in first place with the Angels hot on their azz.... Lester could and did go all the way.

    I know but 122 pitches could be something worth keeping an eye on



     
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    unsure which is winning....my love for lester or disdain for beane.....

     why the disdain 4 beane slash

    U think he's overrated ?



    Because:

    2000 & 2001

    other names i have posted under:  none

     

     
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    unsure which is winning....my love for lester or disdain for beane.....

     why the disdain 4 beane slash

    U think he's overrated ?



    Because:

    2000 & 2001

    other names i have posted under:  none

     




    sorry slash

    pot has destroyed my memory

    I'm not that smart help me out here

     
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    unsure which is winning....my love for lester or disdain for beane.....

     why the disdain 4 beane slash

    U think he's overrated ?



    Because:

    2000 & 2001

    other names i have posted under:  none

     




    sorry slash

    pot has destroyed my memory

    I'm not that smart help me out here



    lol...i hear you.

    yankees beat them in Epic (see:  the flip) fashion in 5 game series both years. 

    no, not really beane's fault at all.  but i lay the blame on him because i shall not give credit to the pinstripes.

    other names i have posted under:  none

     

     
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    Great post, but we'll just have to get used to this.  Exactly what most of us have been/are thinking.  Let's hope we truly do have the smartest guys in the room running things because they have defied baseball logic with their "interesting" philosophy on building and maintaining a team.  

     
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    lol slash

    U must really hate gardenhire

     
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    I remember years ago when lester was in the minors. I stated he would be a future ALL Star and Cy Young winner. That being said, I would be stunned if he came back to Boston this winter. I would be the happiest fan alive today if he did return.

     
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    Jon Lester threw a 3 hitter against the Twins, walked 2 and struck out 9! Why can't we get pitchers like that! Oakland always so lucky finding those Gems! Maybe someday he'll be a Red Sox! ;) Imagine what he'd look like in a Sox Jersey??!!!



    All is fun in Oakland  But ? If they do not win Worlds Series  every thing to get Lester failed..... Maybe someday Lester will be a Sox......? So is Oakland really that lucky? We shall see.

     
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    would OAK abuse his arm in this short rental (not saying they did last night) 

    not abuse imo.... that is a "W" for a team in first place with the Angels hot on their azz.... Lester could and did go all the way.

    I know but 122 pitches could be something worth keeping an eye on



    That was the second time this year he threw 122 pitches.

    When Curt Young was our pitching coach for one year, I think his rule was that pitchers shouldn't throw more than 330 pitches over 3 outings.  Lester has thrown 104 and 122 in 2 games with the A's, so his next start will probably be limited to 104 pitches. 

     

     
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    interesting nut

     

     
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    Problem with Lester is that he's too steep of a price to acquire. I don't think the Sox can ever acquire someone of his pedigree as a lefty with postseason success...oh wait, they had him and offered him 70 mil for 4 years? Paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttthetic

     
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    Billy Beane's secret to success in Moneyball: Get former Red Sox players   

    • Lester
    • Lowrie
    • Crisp
    • Reddick
    • Okajima
    • Punto
    • Pitching Coach, Curt Young
    • Gomes
     
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    When Billy Beane wins a WS title, he can take credit for Moneyball...Otherwise, he's still a loser.

     
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    Re: Why can't we get a pitcher like this!

    In response to RedSoxKimmi's comment:

    In response to Flapjack07's comment:




    Short, and straight to the point.

    I'm still hoping that Lester will be back.

    In the meantime, Go As!

     



    I am hoping Jon gets another ring. Keeping him we still weren't even a .500 team. When he pitched, other teams pitched their best and Jon needed to not give up more than 1-2 runs, 3-4 hits because many times our offense couldn't bail him out and I say bail him out from still an excellent performance with no run support.

    I root for all the Sox alumni on the A's ( Gomes has done well and won 2 games) , Reddick & especially Crisp & Lowrie whom I wish we had kept.

    With my roots in New England I go back twice per year but first time Sox were out of town. So, I am lucky I have seen Jon pitch twice out here so far.  When Sox play the A's and Giants about 25-40% of the fans are expats with "Bees" on their caps and Boston Strong T-Shirts. We even sing "Sweet Caroline" on occasion and do the wave in our section. I have found that the Giant & A's fans have no animosity towards the Red Sox & their fans when here.

     
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