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Jon Lester (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Jon Lester Remains Very Open To Signing With Red Sox: ‘I’m Not Going To The Highest Bidder’

“My time there, the memories and all that stuff don’t get erased based on this whole ordeal. … Boston is definitely a place I would go.”

08/13/2014

Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels (Daniel Shirey/Getty Images) and Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images).

Toucher & Rich: Is Cole Hamels The Backup Plan For Jon Lester?

Toucher, Rich and Wallach discuss.

98.5 The Sports Hub–07/17/2014

Stephen Drew (Credit: Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Heyman On Gresh & Zo: Boston Still Most Likely Landing Spot For Stephen Drew

Stephen Drew is still a free agent, but CBS Sports’ Baseball insider Jon Heyman says the shortstop has a few suitors on the market.

01/28/2014

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz celebrates after winning the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Felger: Ortiz Has A Case For Contract Extension

Death, taxes and David Ortiz demanding a contract extension – only this time, Michael Felger thinks Big Papi deserves it.

98.5 The Sports Hub–12/18/2013

Jacoby Ellsbury and Robinson Cano (Photos: Al Messerschmidt/Scott Halleran of Getty Images)

Mazz: ‘I’d Be Pissed If I Were A Yankees Fan’

Mazz doesn’t see how Jacoby Ellsbury is a better option than Cano, so he took a New York Yankees fan perspective and explains why the team messed this whole thing up.

98.5 The Sports Hub–12/06/2013

Carl Crawford of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his run off of a sacrifice fly by Adrian Gonzalez on April 17, 2013. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Felger & Mazz: Do Long Term Free Agent Deals Ever Work Out?

Felger read off a list of every MLB free agent in history to sign a deal worth over $20 million in average annual value, and the results say that they never work out.

98.5 The Sports Hub–12/04/2013

Jacoby Ellsbury #2 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after hitting a double on October 30, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Bertrand Says Ellsbury Deal Good For Yanks, Mazz Thinks S-T-O-O-P-I-D

Tony Massarotti and Marc Bertrand had differing opinions on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, and it made for interesting debate on the Felger and Mazz program.

98.5 The Sports Hub–12/04/2013

Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Gresh & Zo: Red Sox Management Deserves Round Of Applause

By not signing Ellsbury and letting catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia walk in free agency, it shows that the Red Sox have learned from the mistakes of their past. And for that they deserve kudos.

98.5 The Sports Hub–12/04/2013

Jacoby Ellsbury #2 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after he knocked in the winning run. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Heyman: Jacoby Ellsbury’s Free Agent Destinations Down To Four

MLB insider Jon Heyman of CBS Sports was a brief guest on Tuesday’s Gresh & Zolak show, but plenty of Red Sox hot stove talk was covered in a short amount of time.

98.5 The Sports Hub–12/03/2013

Catcher A. J. Pierynski #12 of the Texas Rangers looks to the dugout during play on September 16, 2013. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Gresh Worried About Pierzynski’s Personality

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe said on Toucher & Rich this morning that Pierzynski’s rep has largely been overblown, but Gresh is legitimately worried about the veteran catcher’s prickly personality.

98.5 The Sports Hub–12/03/2013

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