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Jon Lester negotiations will be interesting

Looming free agent Jon Lester  was 4-1 in the 2013 postseason.
Looming free agent Jon Lester was 4-1 in the 2013 postseason.FILE/jamie squire/getty images

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In two years or less, the Red Sox may have another lefthanded stud in Henry Owens, who will be under their control for six years. They have righthanders Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo, Brandon Workman, Allen Webster, and others on the way.

Posed this question on Boston.com: What do you do with Jon Lester, who is scheduled to become a free agent after the season? When the Red Sox and Lester start negotiating a new deal — likely to happen in spring training according to a major league source familiar with the situation — do they go all out to sign him or watch how the season goes and make a decision toward the end of 2014?

What’s interesting is that many teams would have tried to tie Lester up already.

The Red Sox haven’t. Why?

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