The Giants’ assistant GM said he thinks they’re in “the back seat” on Jon Lester


We continue read tea leaves and churn silliness as we wait for Jon Lester to make up his mind about where he may go. The latest: Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans said Tuesday on SiriusXM that he believes his club is in the “back seat” for Lester’s services.

Evans suggested that the Cubs and Red Sox are both ahead of the Giants in the bidding. Which is a curious thing to say when you’re still, theoretically, in the bidding. It could be an exercise in expectation management, of course. It could mean anything. But if Evans is being straight up, it could mean one suitor is eliminated.

Now, Lester, seriously: make up your dang mind.