Jon Lester - Boston Red Sox SP

Looking for a juicy trade rumor? How about this one?

Red Sox ace Jon Lester might be the most sought after pitcher on the trade market this week — especially after he told reporters that he would be open to returning to Boston even if he was dealt. Mike Bordick style.

The O’s will likely have to deal a top prospect to rent Lester for the remaining two months of the season. Every rumor seems to indicate that they aren’t willing to part with Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy, Hunter Harvey or even Eduardo Rodriguez. I have to imagine that getting Lester would require at least one of those guys.

After taking a look at Lester’s career numbers in Camden Yards (8-2, 2.95 ERA, 3.24 K/BB), maybe the O’s should consider giving Boston what they want.