Jon Lester seems like almost a guarantee to get traded. The Boston Red Sox' lefty initially seemed to be headed to the Los Angeles Dodgers, then to the Pittsburgh Pirates, and recently the Baltimore Orioles. But as the deadline nears, the sweepstakes will come to an end. The teams are dwindling down, and now just two remain in the "Jon Lester sweepstakes."
Peter Gammons said on the Dennis and Callahan show that the Los Angeles Dodgers are no longer in on Lester. This leaves the sweepstakes down to two teams, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates. According to Robert Murray of Sports Rumor Alert, the Pirates are the favorite to land the Tacoma, Washington native.
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