“Hi, we’re the Giants.”
“Hi, I’m Jon Lester.”
“So what do you do, Jon?”
The Giants are meeting with Jon Lester today.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 1, 2014
The Red Sox, Cubs, Braves and Cardinals all have interest in Lester as well. The Giants have a lot of dough to spend given the loss of Pablo Sandoval and could now turn to the “screw it, let’s just not let the other team score runs” approach instead of trying to replace Sandoval’s offense.
One presumes that, once Lester finally settles someplace, the rest of the free agent pitching market will shake out.