nfl meets tri-annually at a secret country mansion
- Aug 15, 2006
Lester wanted to stay. Mookie I'm not sold that he wants to. Because Devers emerged this team can certainly be competitive without Mookie. If you're going to lose him at the end of 2020 anyways might as well get something that can help you over the next decade. Outfielders are easy to find.I get the emotional reaction, but I think the difference between Mookie and Lester is that the former has been pretty open about not really wanting to sign a long-term extension. Maybe there’s a number at which he changes his mind, but if he doesn’t want to sign, there’s not a lot anyone can do about it. (To be clear: I’m not being critical of him!)
As for your “it’s a model” comment and your point about Sandoval/Hanley, let’s not criticize the current FO over the mistakes of the previous one. If anything, DD has made more of a point of extending pending FAs (like Sale and Xander) than Theo/Ben/LL ever did.