Baltimore Orioles: Hoping for Jon Lester in the National League


Mar 31, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester (31) throws in the first inning during an opening day game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Though the Baltimore Orioles managed to “get to” Jon Lester a bit more in the last two years—including three losses to the O’s in 2013 and another on the opening day of 2014—the big lefty has been an Orioles killer. He has a lifetime ERA of 2.78 with a record of 15-4 against Baltimore.

So it would be really good if he chooses to go to the Chicago Cubs rather than the Boston Red Sox—the two teams still in the running to earn his services (as of the writing of this post in the wee hours of Wednesday morning).

While watching Twitter updates to see if he lands anywhere, the Tweets have been extraordinarily entertaining, with hundreds of them hitting every minute.

  Even the San Francisco Giants had a humorous take on their phone call rejection by Lester:

And I agree with this one: