John Lester is one of those type of pitchers, you always wish him well, no matter what team he plays for.
John Lester came up through the Boston Red Sox organization, made the big club and never looked back, he had a major hick-up when he was diagnosed with cancer, but the Red Sox who teams up with the Jimmy Fund, was a great organization to be a part of, as John received the best of care and treatment, since his diagnoses he never looked back when he was in remission for the cancer, he also pitched a perfect game as a Red Sox and has had a great career to this point.
The hard work John has done to get into remission and move his career to where it is, deserves all the praise by all, with him signing with the Chicago Cubs for 6 years and 155 million, true there may be some in red sox nation that may not like the signing, some may say it is too much money for anybody just to play the game of baseball? In the case of John Lester, it is money well spent on a great guy and someone who has played the game the right way.
John Lester going to the Chicago Cubs was a no brainer for those who really know him, the General Manager of the Cubs is Theo Epstein, he was the one that put together the 2004 Red Sox and helped stop the 86 year drought of not winning a championship, now Theo is trying to end the drought of 105 years for the Cubs and it’s a great start bringing in John Lester, Theo and John have always been good friends and both respect each other, showing that this signing was bound to happen.
John Lester is arguably the best left handed pitcher in baseball and can be an Ace starter on any team, John’s journey through the majors has had its share of hurdles and some bumps in the road, but with his hard work he has earned all our respect and we all should wish him the best on his new journey, there should be no bitter words of John Lester, as anybody that does talk bitterly of him, does not really know what they are talking about.
John Lester…….. Good luck on your new journey, may you and Theo make good on your goal, of ending the Cubs drought of not winning a championship, even though I may be a Red Sox fan, my heart will always be with you for all the good years you gave us here in Boston, if chance should have it that the Cubs face the Red Sox in a World series, I may be torn between who do I route for? Even if the Cubs win and end the drought, for me there will be no loser and a goal achieved for both teams.
” Sports players that play the game right, deserve nothing but respect by everybody that watches that sport”
” When you work hard and do it right, whether in sports or life, you deserve all the praise and respect that comes your way”