Jul 29, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester walks out of the batting cage prior to a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Jon Lester: Robb Stark. Too soon? Perhaps, but the comparison is too stark to ignore. Lester was heroic on the field of battle for the Sox, and he had the potential to go down as one of the all-time great Red Sox pitchers. Robb never lost a battle, and was the overwhelming fan favorite to win the throne (counting out Dany, who’s too busy across the Narrow Sea—more on that later). But these destinies both met a crushing end. However, unlike Robb, there’s still hope that Lester could come back.