it looks like lester and dustin pedroia are on the same page:
"I understand that to stay here, you're not going to get a free-agent deal. You're not going to do it. You can't. It's not possible. You're bidding against one team. I understand you're going to take a discount to stay. Do I want to do that? Absolutely."
^yehey hometeam discount!
still i understand a player willing to do that. and I understand the player wanting to get all the money possible.
it's a lot easier to say that when you just won a World Series for a team that is perennially relevant in baseball. I don't think you see too many guys on the Rockies saying that.