Butch disagrees withKirk Minihane's article on WEEI.com, which argues that Jon Lester is not worth the money.
[0:00:16] ... your calls texts on the AT&T text line at 37937. Start about JonLester. Are still welcome your phone calls about Vince Wilfork patriots free agency NFL free agency it starts on Tuesday. But let's talk about JonLesterJonLester is thirty years old I'm 33. He's thirty what I mean by that is on you look at it five years minimum at a hundred million dollars that's when you look at. And from -- many hands article is a couple of points that I wanna address. Kurt brings up what is the hometown discount. And is Lester sincere about it. And he starts his article by a commented JonLester made I don't know if you have any comment from JonLester Sam good to hear his voice but here's the comment that Kirk. Starts. From JonLester. This past month quote we're all businessman when it comes down to things you don't wanna set the market. You don't -- have guys like Felix too -- and have him say quote. This is the president did Johnson and it's not very good. So that's what I'm going to have to argue against you don't want it to go back on the same time you don't wanna be greedy. And Kirk starts his article by saying I can't figure this JonLester stuff out is he -- wants a hometown discount or not. I think what he's saying. He has said publicly that he ... [0:01:59] ... out in his article on WEEI dot com is almost identical to JonLester in numbers. ERA career winds. -- Lester is much better in the post season and that's a factory huge back. What is JonLester worth six years a 147 million is that what he wants. If that is the numbers he's going by what is a hometown discount in number of years and money. Again I'm putting my line at five years in twenty million dollars a year. You would love to sign JonLester for 1516. Million dollars a year that's not a hometown discount that it's undervalued. Him and I'm sorry he's thirty years old he's not 3305. More years you gotta ask what are you willing to. Swallow hard and say them paying JonLester at the age of 356177797937. And then the question I -- years which is the ultimate question beyond the money. What is JonLester is worth to the Red Sox in other words where do you rank him. Hard to argue against what he did in ... [0:03:38] ... at Cliff Lee. Why he's been so valuable all these years what JonLester. Has pitched 200 plus innings 12345. Times. In the last six years. The one time that he didn't pitched a 191 innings. In 2011. How many times -- Clay Buchholz pitched 200 innings and zero. Strikeouts. JonLester. Has struck out more than 200 guys twice. Only nine in 10225. The last three years going backwards 177 last year. 16682. ... [0:04:49] ... Red Sox. And that's the -- part of while weakened debate. That JustinVerlander is more of an ace and even Max -- was last year during the season and JonLester has been from most of his career. While we can debate that there are others like CC sabathia. And even Yu Darvish was last year that are more ace worthy. JonLester was -- from most of last season and definitely was an ace in the post season so the question becomes. When you go against -- point. That you wouldn't pay JonLester the money are you willing then. To let him played out this year. Ideally pitch with a purpose and pitchers and ace ...
Vince Wilfork has a difficult contract situation approaching. Jared Allen has expressed his wishes to play for a contender. Jeff Howe calls the show to discuss possible Free Agency scenarios for the Patriots, including Julian Edelman's wishes to test the market.
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Tom E Curran and Michael Holley talked Celtics, Rondo and the return of Paul Pierce to the Garden, and we were joined by a fan who wears his emotions on his sleeve, and wasn't afraid to show them for the Celtics.