Jon Lester is thrilled that Major League Baseball players and owners avoided a lockout by agreeing to a new collective bargaining agreement Wednesday night. However, he didn't get every concession he was hoping for in the deal.
While my efforts to eliminate pitchers from having to throw to 1B didnt pass, I'm proud of the PA & Owners for coming together on a new CBA!— Jon Lester (@JLester34) December 1, 2016
Lester, of course, struggles with pickoff throws to first base (and even throws to first base on come-backers). So much so that opposing runners often take huge leads off first base, daring him to throw over.
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The union and owners will return to the bargaining table in five years for the next CBA, so Lester has plenty of time to lobby for the change -- or to simply work on his pickoff move.