Ryan: Lester is the 'most important person on the team'
Sun, 17 Mar 2013|
Bob Ryan believes that Jon Lester is the most important person on the Red Sox and Dan Shaughnessy says that everything seems better with Lester so far this year.
Jon Lester you have to be the linchpin of this starting pitching rotation we what we see so -- he's brought what you're seeing right now -- that was you know 78 pitches I think today you know he's very compact. His delivery looks better is not final like last year. And he gave up more than hit in any question that's not him. The stops to good we got to -- some slack at least get a bad year last year none of fourteen coming up the bad month in 2011. But everything prior to that is a power left hander. Love this guy go to Needham and what you see in. His attitude seems better everything sees that with them. Is he the most important piece this rotation help pot -- most important player for -- on that team. It has to start with him let's go back to 2011 you can talk about all the all the stuff wanna talk about it was the collapse of -- -- Lester with their inability to win games that they had a win. I'm a good time to time that that's stopped the -- game they could not win and he was a disaster last year and and having got that John -- back obviously is is. Having great benefit he looks like his old self so far and it's not just him buckle has been what good Lackey has. As you know been you know knock on all the what you want and he's been too he's been very very sound. Of course it's that the key and yet they they're -- they're not going to be -- that either one machine that they've been in years past so they're going to have to -- gonna have to pitch well -- -- -- last. Are we had ourselves will lie saying that John lackeys it is kind of jump through the direct result I think some trading. Knowing but but what -- we have that this is the start does it maybe -- -- this Jerry this is his exposure to major but through it all of -- some Major League hitters at. Coming from where he was coming -- two years ago you have to be encouraged that he's that he's on the right. That I'm calling over under thirteen I think that would be terrific. Flirty way obvious reference Erica she's he's a number five starting at thirteen wins on number five starter during the playoffs so that would be great thing. They're not asking to do too much and what he can do is pitch a lot of innings pitched to contact. He can be okay and there's there's no reason to doubt it at this point.