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Postby Havok1517 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:17 pm

vykeengfan wrote:so if he's added to yahoo after his start, is he worth a pick-up-and-stash, or will he be sent back and not be called up again for a while?


Unless its a dynasty or a keeper league I don't think Lester has much value this year unless a lot of things happen with the Boston staff.
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Postby Matthias » Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:05 am

To start for Boston on [edit] Saturday.
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Postby Trot Nixon » Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:08 pm

He's probably not gonna stay up for long and might not even pitch because of the rain
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Postby Prooks25 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:10 pm

He's pitching Saturday and Francona thinks he has a real chance to stick.
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Postby Matthias » Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:41 pm

Yah. Granted, you're not going to trash your own players in the media, but this sounds pretty decent:

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/r ... _tomorrow/

Lester, 22, was 3-4 with a 2.70 ERA in 11 carefully crafted starts with Triple A Pawtucket as he gradually built up his arm strength. He pitched 11 2/3 innings in April, when he went 0-4 with a 6.94 ERA, but since May 1, he's gone 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA.

The Red Sox were careful with Lester, hoping to get the most out of him when it was time to get his feet wet in the majors.

``I'm very excited about it," said Francona. ``And to be honest, I saw him this spring when he wasn't pitching that well [6 innings, 12 hits, and 13 earned runs]. I see a lot of things in him to see why a lot of people are in love with him. He competes. He's lefthanded. He's got three or four different pitches that he commands. He's on his way to becoming a very solid major league pitcher.

``Hopefully, this will be a very good first step."

The 6-foot-3-inch Lester has four pitches: fastball, cut fastball, changeup, and curveball.
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Postby ThisOneGuy » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:09 pm

Is this guy any good?

Anyone have any thoughts as to whether or not he's good enough to stick in Boston's rotation this year?

** Sorry, didn't see the other posts on this guy.. guess I gotta look past the first page ** :-B
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Postby baseballyes » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:21 pm

Francona has said he's up for the long term.

and while I have no idea how he'll pitch...he's definitley the sox's best prospect and one of the elite pitching prospects in all of baseball.

So i think he's worth a shot.
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Postby WyldStallyn » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:38 pm

AKhomebrewer wrote:
Zito is God wrote:When the hell is Hansen coming up?

Needs to get stretched out, is my guess, since he's still making the transition to starter. Lester's apparently more prepared for that role right now. But this certainly has cup o' joe written all over it.


they want hansen to work on his secondary pitches, and he gets more work in as a starter. they also want to stretch him out some and let him work on his control (he has walked 17 in 23.2 ip in AAA, 4 starts). hansen is built to be a closer, not a starter, and i would be surprised if paps is not put in the starting rotation next season
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Postby boyz35 » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:39 pm

nsulham wrote:This might only be a one-start deal for Lester as of now but if fatboy Wells doesn't come back, he'll be up for good.


That's exactly right. I picked him up a week ago. When I picked up Papelbon all the know-it-alls here were calling me a fool. Who's a fool?
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Postby teddy ballgame » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:53 pm

boyz35 wrote:
nsulham wrote:This might only be a one-start deal for Lester as of now but if fatboy Wells doesn't come back, he'll be up for good.


That's exactly right. I picked him up a week ago. When I picked up Papelbon all the know-it-alls here were calling me a fool. Who's a fool?

I wish Lester would be added to Yahoo so I could pick him up. <img src=/forums/images/smiles/kiss.gif>
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