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Giants asst. GM says team 'did not receive a rose,' lost out in Lester sweepstakes

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Anyone who has watched a fifth of an episode of any one of the bajillion seasons of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette can see the parellels between those shows and Major League Baseball's Hot Stove season: multiple suitors descending on a luxury resort and competing the object of their affection.

At the Winter Meetings in San Diego, that "object of affection" was free-agent ace Jon Lester and those suitors were every MLB team with a need for a top-of-the-rotation starter and money burning a hole in their payrolls ... specifically the Cubs, Dodgers, Giants and Red Sox.

Though, that list appeared to be dwindling. Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans recently addressed the press to confess that his team had lost out in the Lester sweepstakes, and did so by referencing the popular ABC television series.

No Rose

Of course, the Cubs snatched up the lefty in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.