File this under “it’s the Winter Meetings and people say weird crap all the time,” but wouldn’t this be fun?
I just had a front office person tell me, “Don’t count out the #yankees with Jon Lester.” Scout hearing the same thing.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) December 9, 2014
I’d like to think this is being floated just to annoy Red Sox fans. But of course, The Rivalry has been pretty boring the past couple of years, so I doubt anyone with the Yankees is invested enough to simply seek to annoy them. Also, the latest reports have Lester choosing between the Giants and Cubs.
For what it’s worth, on paper Lester-to-the-Yankees makes all kinds of sense given their needs, their funds and all of that, but to date they have barely been mentioned in connection with him.
Worth watching, though.