Yahoo!: Pirates are ‘dark-horse’ to acquire Jon Lester

From Jeff Passan and Tim Brown at Yahoo! just now:

The Pittsburgh Pirates are a fast-emerging dark horse in the Jon Lestersweepstakes, joining the Los Angeles Dodgers in pursuit of the Boston ace as the Red Sox decide whether to trade him before the July 31 deadline, major league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The trade talks are apparently centering on Josh Bell, which makes sense. On one hand, I’d be hesitant to trade Bell for one year of anyone. On the other hand, Jon Lester is really, really good.