Something's wrong, very wrong, with Jon Lester.

And nobody associated with the Red Sox seems to have a clue about how to fix it.

What could possibly be taking so long?

Lester is 28 years old with a marvelous pedigree. He should be entering the prime of his career, he should be getting talked about right now, along with Jered Weaver, David Price and Cole Hamels, as being in the group of the best 26- to 29-year--old pitchers in the game.

You haven't heard that conversation in a while, have you?