Sox hoping Lester bounces back

jon lester boston red sox mlb free picks 2013 world series odds

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - As bad as 2012 was for the Boston Red Sox, it was equally bad for Jon Lester. So, count him among the many players itching to get back at it.

View 2013 World Series Odds

Lester, a left-hander, went 9-14 with a career-high 4.82 ERA last year. That he posted a team-high 17 quality starts only highlighted the frustration that enveloped the team all season. In the second half, as the Red Sox saw any hope of a respectable season slipping away, Lester was 4-8 with a 5.23 ERA. As a result, he became one of the poster boys for a team that symbolized dysfunction. In the end, the Red Sox finished 69-93 and in last place of the American League East.

So, Lester, who turned 29 in January and is entering his eighth season, knows many eyes will be on him this season. And without veteran Josh Beckett, among other familiar faces, in the Boston rotation this year, he knows what his role is.

The Red Sox open the Grapefruit League season on Feb. 23 vs. Tampa Bay.

Bet on 2013 World Series Odds

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter andFacebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

 

Recent MLB Discussions

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Giants vs. Mets Free Pick The San Francisco Giants and New York Mets collide tonight at 7:10PM ET. Which team will come away with the series...
Thumbnail Royals vs. Mariners Prediction With the total sitting at only 7 runs, will the under hit when the Mariners host the Royals at 10:10PM ET? Here is our prediction for tonight’s...
Thumbnail Giants vs. Mets Prediction Will tonight’s matchup between the Giants and Mets go over the total when the last two NL pennant winners clash at Citi Field at 7:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Can Pirates stay hot with lumber against Reds? The Pirates are reaching historic heights at the plate. Manager Clint Hurdle hopes that sooner or later, his hurlers will push...
Thumbnail Yankees vs. Red Sox MLB Pick One of the best rivalries in all of sports will be renewed tonight when the Yankees visit the Red Sox at 7:10PM ET. Will Boston take Game 1?...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Headlines

More inMLB News  

MLB Team Pages