Cardinals Considering Jon Lester

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Oakland Athletics

Earlier today word was out via Jim Bowden of ESPN that the Cardinals are also interested in Jon Lester. With the trade of Shelby Miller a spot is now open on the pitching roster. Jon Lester could very well fill that spot. With nine years in the major leagues Lester’s overall record is 116-67 with a 3.58 ERA. At this point I am not sure how much Lester is asking but I do know the Cardinals have the money to take on more payroll. With Wainwright and Wacha having surgery bringing in Lester could help. With Lester and Lackey in mix as two of the starting pitchers could very well help the Cardinals down the stretch. With the Cubs, Redsox and the Braves in the race to sign Lester, I would say the Cardinals have a better chance since they have been in the playoffs and a World Series winner in the past four years.

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