Lester: 'I love Boston, very happy here'
July, 11, 2012
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com
BOSTON -- Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester took to Twitter Wednesday night to respond to comments made during a sports radio talk show that he was unhappy in Boston and would benefit from a trade.
"Guys, I love Boston, very happy here," tweeted Lester, who uses JLester31 as his Twitter handle. "Nothing better than playing for the @RedSox, hope to be here for my entire career."
Veteran baseball reporter Peter Gammons had contended during an appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub that Lester was unhappy and that a trade would be in his best interests.
"I just sense that Jon is so unhappy here that I’m sure it would be good for him," Gammons said regarding a potential trade of Lester. "The question is how would the team survive without the hope of having Jon Lester go out and win 10 games in the second half of the season?"
Lester also took to Twitter on Wednesday to respond to some of his critics, those Sox fans unhappy with his first half 4.49 ERA and 5-6 record. He responded to them both individually and with this general message:
"A lot of u have some harsh things to say. No one is more disappointed w/ how the 1st half of the season went than us. That's why we *#NVRQT"