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A convincing case for Jon Lester

The best pitcher in baseball? Let us present our argument before the jury

Updated: February 25, 2011, 3:42 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I would like to call my first witness.

John Lackey, do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?

I do.

Mr. Lackey, you are charged with making the following statement: "Jon Lester, in my mind, is the best pitcher in the game.''

Those words are mine.

You understand that Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners won the Cy Young Award in the American League last season, and Roy ...

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