Now pitching for the Texas Rangers: Jon Lester

July 23rd, 2007 → 11:44 am @ // One Comment

The next time you hear someone do a 20-20 hindsight look back on a trade/non-trade, etc., make sure you’re actually figuring in all the relevant details. An example: in ’03, Lester was heading to Texas along with Manny in the aborted A-Rod deal. I’ve brought this up before, and I’m sure I’ll do it again: it’s one of my favorite examples of the need to consider everything that’s actually going on. (This is a corollary to my dislike of people making pronouncements about a long-term deal/trade/non-deal etc. before said term is completed. It’s kind of like making pronouncements about a season before it’s halfway over.) (Er, see below…)

Welcome back, Jon. Don’t let KG steal all your thunder. (Too bad Lester’s last name doesn’t begin with a B…)


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One Comment → “Now pitching for the Texas Rangers: Jon Lester”


  1. trip

    10 years ago

    (Too bad Lester’s last name doesn’t begin with a G…)

    I don’t get it. Did you mean “begin with a B?”

    – Sidehatch

    Ooops…

    – Seth

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