By most conventional numbers, Boston Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester struggled in 2012, evidenced by his ERA (4.82) and win total (9). The underlying metrics, however, suggest Lester was better than that, and he'll need to rebound if he wants to cash in on looming free agency.
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