Adding some fuel to the Jon Lester trade rumor fire, Rob Bradford has a source saying that the Red Sox and Lester have not begun to discuss an extension.

With just two years left on Jon Lester's initial extension, signed back in the 2008-2009 offseason, now would typically be prime territory for extension talks. After 2013, after all, there's no obligation from the team (Lester's final year is a team option), and for Lester's part he would be just one year away from the oh-so-tempting open market. Unfortunately, Lester's 2012 season has thrown a kink in things.