That "discount" that Jon Lester has talked about may not be much of a discount after all.
Jon Lester will cost the Red Sox a pretty penny if they decide to re-sign him. How many pretty pennies? It could be $20 million worth. Or more. Maybe even up to $25 million.
Jon Lester has gone on record as to say he wants to stay in Boston for the remainder of his career, and would take a hometown discount to stay here.