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Latest Jon Lester Rumors: Pirates and Cardinals Pushing the Hardest

Latest Jon Lester Rumors: Pirates and Cardinals Pushing the Hardest

Jon Lester won't be making his start today, as we learned last night he would be scratched in anticipation for a trade. The Pittsburgh Pirates are in the mix, but the cost is going to be high. I wrote about that cost last night, while also looking at some players who could be given up for Lester. Here are the latest rumors on Lester, with updates throughout the day.

Buster Olney says that the NL Central teams are just as interested in blocking their rivals from making a move.

https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/494438093521694720

The fact that the NL Central is so close, and all three teams would be looking for pitching, adds a new level to this. We heard yesterday that the Brewers aren't in on Lester, so that just leaves the Pirates and Cardinals as the NL Central teams going after him. Lester is worth a little less than two projected wins over the remainder of the season. Getting him would be stealing two wins away from the other NL Central team.

Nick Cafardo says the ...

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