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PETER ABRAHAM | ANALYSIS

Sign Jon Lester? Consider the dip by Dustin Pedroia

TORONTO — As the Red Sox wrestle with the question of what — or whether — to pay Jon Lester, Dustin Pedroia represents a reason to be cautious with handing out another long-term contract.

It was a year ago Thursday that the Red Sox held a press conference on the field at Fenway Park to announce that Pedroia had agreed to an eight-year, $110 million extension.

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