Monday's Sports In Brief
20. Scherzer's signing bonus tops the previous high of $30 million for any player, given by the Cubs to pitcher Jon Lester this offseason. Scherzer plans to establish residency in Florida, which would shield his signing bonus from D.C
Could Scherzer go to hometown Cardinals AND get market value?
amount over six years he turned down from the Tigers last spring) or even $155 million (the amount over six years Jon Lester received from the Cubs). . . . For the same reasons, a contract of fewer than six years would need to have an exceptional
Phillies value Hamels a lot ... and perhaps too much
number at which he becomes attractive. Ditto for Scherzer, who wants $200 million but might fall to a point closer to Jon Lester 's $155 million. At some point the dam will break, but for now the stalemate continues. Here is a look at where
Nationals catcher Ramos wins Conigliaro award
season. Members of the Conigliaro family will present the award next Thursday at the 76th Boston Baseball Writers' Association of America's annual dinner. Past winners include Jim Eisenreich, Dickie Thon, Jim Abbott and Jon Lester .
Something will happen with these A's
some positions are slightly worse. And we know the rotation won’t look nearly as good without Jeff Samardzija, Jon Lester , and (yes) Jason Hammel. This might change with the returns of A.J. Griffin and Jarrod Parker from elbow surgeries
Offseason reshuffling has left A's with serious questions
rotation that remains in flux. The A’s have lost three starters from their season-ending rotation, two of whom — Jon Lester and Jeff Samardzija — were All-Stars in 2014. (Jason Hammel is the other.) That leaves Sonny Gray and Scott Kazmir
Pedro: Posada ignited infamous 'Zimmer' brawl by insulting mother
uncomfortable is a pitch inside that is close to you at you at 99 (mph). Rubby De La Rosa or [Felix] Doubront or [ Jon ] Lester can get anybody uncomfortable. I will preach it and I will say they need to pitch inside if they want to have success
D-backs add veteran Punto; Navarro, Castillo possible catching targets
seasons, but he appears to be available because the Cubs' acquired Montero in a deal and also signed free agent and Jon Lester favorite David Ross as a backup. Castillo is in his first year of arbitration eligibility this winter. Even after trading
Why aren't good teams buying?
t have even noticed if, say, the Dodgers had re-signed Hanley Ramirez and the Giants had won the bidding for Jon Lester . Both of which could have happened. Counterfluke argument: The percentage of free agents signed by playoff teams was
3 Hottest Trade Rumors: Jon Lester , David Price, John Lackey
3 Hottest Trade Rumors: Jon Lester , David Price, John Lackey JUL 30, 11:26pm Where is Jon Lester going? Is David Price heading out ..... 11:54pm 3 Hottest Trade Rumors: Jon Lester , David Price, John Lackey JUL 30