Source: Christopher Smith, Eagle Tribune
The 29-year-old southpaw won both his World Series starts, allowing just one run over 15.1 innings. His 0.59 ERA was the best by a Red Sox hurler making multiple starts in a World Series since Hugh Bedient’s 0.50 in 1912.
Lester is eligible for free agency after next season and so it’s time to bring a contract extension into the discussion.
Lester likely will demand similar money considering his dominant career postseason numbers (2.11 ERA in 13 outings, 11 starts), his career World Series stats (3-0, 0.43 ERA, three starts) and his workhorse reputation (pitched more than 200 innings in five of the past six seasons).