3 Potential Landing Spots For Jon Lester

At this time, Jon Lester is still a free agent. There is a good chance that the 37-year-old calls it quits, but for this exercise, let's run as if he's coming back for 2022. If he does, his excellent MLB resume could certainly grab the attention of teams. The 2021 season wasn't the best for the veteran, though, as he had a 7-6 record and 4.71 ERA. Yet, perhaps he could be a nice add for the bottom of a team's rotation. Of course, the lockout will need to end first before he signs somewhere.

Seattle Mariners: Perhaps Lester would be willing to come back for one more season if it's for his hometown Seattle Mariners. The 37-year-old has never pitched for them, but now could be an interesting time to. They just had an excellent season where they just missed out on the playoffs. With that, they've added Robby Ray and Adam Frazier this offseason. They shouldn't be done, though. 

Boston Red Sox: It would be cool to see Lester end his career where it started. At this time, the Red Sox do have some question marks when it comes to the bottom of their rotation. They've lost multiple pitchers this off-season, so maybe this could open the door to a reunion. Certainly beloved in Boston, Lester won two World Series, made three All-Star Games and was their former ace.

Texas Rangers: The Rangers have made it clear that they are looking to move past their rebuild. On paper, they've done a good job, as they signed Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, Jon Gray and Kole Calhoun. It wouldn't hurt to add another veteran who has had a lot of success and Lester could be a nice add for that. This is especially the case if he is able to bounce back from a rough 2021 campaign.

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