Many around the game of baseball are dumbfounded with how many free agents remain available with spring training games starting next week. Even players who have contracts and nothing to worry about are chiming in. Jon Lester did a little bit more than chime in Friday, though. He isn't happy with the market and let people know. "There is no reason why Jake Arrieta or J.D. Martinez or any of these guys should have to sign a one-year deal. That’s ridiculous," Lester told ESPN. "There is too much money in the game. There’s money there to be spent and for whatever reason it's not being spent." Arrieta, Lester's teammate the last three years, remains on the market despite the fact he has been among the league leaders in innings pitched, strikeouts and ERA over those campaigns.
Jon Lester rants on free-agent market
Sporting News | Feb 16