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John Lester Claimed on Waivers

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  1. IcyPatriot

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    Just putting this here in case we have a discussion.

    He was claimed by a mystery team ... that's all we know right now.

    I would not trade him ... but we'll see right.

    There's no links anywhere ... just a rumor by the talking heads.
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    I probably would not trade him either, but it would depend on the package..

    Not much time left to do something..
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    They already pulled him back, maybe just gauging whos interested in him and they'll explore in the off season, then again it could mean nothing.
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    I am glad they pulled him back ... unless we were getting someone's top 2 of 4 prospects it's not worth it. I am not sure Lester is #1 material but when healthy he can be an adequate #2 or #3.

    If we went into next year with a healthy Buckholz, lester, Lackey and Dubront and make a trade for a legit #1 I would be very pleased. Then we have the newly acquired Perez and Barnes on the farm. Pitching is not the problem - keeping them healthy is the problem.
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    I am very interested to see Lackey next year. He has taken a bad rep but from everything I've read he is looking amazing. This is a guy who with the Angles a little while ago was a star. Could be a good #3/#4 for us.
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    If Lackey gets back to where he was pre-injury, if Lester gets back to where he's been the last 4 out of 5 years, Bucholz sems to have righted the ship, lts a lot of ifs but not an unrealistic possibility, and they have the makings of a decent staff. Would still like them to somehow get a true number 1 along with the other ifs.
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    Who's Perez?
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    Rubby ... the fire baller we got from the Dodgers.

    the kid can hum it ... 100 mph :eek:
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    isn't that de la Rosa?

    Webster might be good, too, though I don't know how close he's supposed to be.

    Hope Ranaudo can get healthy at some point.
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    i have been pretty hard on Lackey, but hopefully he is a different guy now that jackass Beckett is gone. Lackey was going through a divorce and obviously pitching with a bad elbow...so i will give him a chance.

    I also still like Dice K for some reason (at a reasonable price)
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    i have seen all i want to see of lackey. i hope hes the next cry baby to go.

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