Is Contract Year Motivating Jon Lester?
John Lester is putting together a great season for the Red Sox; trouble is, he is in his final year of his contract
Is it possible Jon Lester is at least somewhat motivated by his contract year? Of course.
"I think it is motivating him." said Comcast Sportsnet's Lou Merloni, " He knows what he needs to do. This is a guy, I think he's feeding off the confidence from the postseason and the way he threw in the postseason. This guy is just locked in now."
A great season might benefit the Red Sox now, but it will also hurt them once negotiations start in the offseason.
Source: Comcast Sportsnet