Posted: 07/31/2014 6:43 AM
Last edited 07/31/2014 7:02 AM by Sangue
Posted: 07/31/2014 6:44 AM
Jon Lester traded to a west coast team, per @ JeffPassan. # RedSox
Posted: 07/31/2014 6:47 AM
Jon Lester will likely join the @ Athletics as Billy Beane strikes again. A's currently +500 to win World Series. (h/t @ JonHeymanCBS)"Sometimes you can discount the present" - Billy Beane
Posted: 07/31/2014 6:49 AM
Last edited 07/31/2014 6:50 AM by WVUKowski
Posted: 07/31/2014 6:51 AM
Likely to a team. For something. RT @ JeffPassan: Source: Jon Lester has been traded.
Posted: 07/31/2014 6:53 AM
Pitt Happens. It always does.
Posted: 07/31/2014 6:54 AM
. @ JonHeymanCBS reporting Jon Lester traded to Oakland: http://cbsprt.co/1o6dmTA Also confirms that Boston will receive Yoenis Cespedes.FOX Sports: MLB @ MLBONFOX 4m
BREAKING: the # Athletics have acquired Jon Lester & Jonny Gomes for Yoenis Céspedes. (Via @ alexspeier)
Last edited 07/31/2014 6:57 AM by Sangue
Posted: 07/31/2014 6:56 AM
panthers2533 wrote: Wow, unreal. I can't believe Oakland gave up Cespedes for Lester. I can't believe it.
Great job by @ alexspeier getting details. Jon Lester goes to Oakland. Yoenis Cespedes -- a free agent after 2015 season -- goes to Boston.
Posted: 07/31/2014 6:58 AM
Posted: 07/31/2014 6:59 AM
Sangue wrote: panthers2533 wrote: Wow, unreal. I can't believe Oakland gave up Cespedes for Lester. I can't believe it.Cespedes is a free agent after the 2015 season.Jeff Passan @ JeffPassan 3m Great job by @ alexspeier getting details. Jon Lester goes to Oakland. Yoenis Cespedes -- a free agent after 2015 season -- goes to Boston.
Posted: 07/31/2014 7:03 AM
SteelRun wrote: I'm disappointed Lester isn't a Pirate. BOS traded Lester (and Gomes, but whatever) for Cespedes?!? The Pirates couldn't have been offering much then since Cespedes is a FA after 2015. I fully expect Lester to be a Cub or Yankee next season.
Posted: 07/31/2014 7:04 AM
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Posted: 07/31/2014 7:13 AM
The trade: lester plus gomes plus $ for cespedes and competitive balance pick
Posted: 07/31/2014 7:14 AM
WeRNotTheirRivals wrote: I do know this, I have no problem in giving up some high quality prospects to help the team win now. To a point. Now seeing what the A's gave up for Lester, and knowing Lester is in the AL West and not NL Central or West, I am more than okay with the Pirates not getting Lester.Again....I am 50/50 whether to go in, or play the hand dealt with a minor tweek. My whole issue in what to do centers around Pedro Alvarez. I really believe despite JHay's great performance, if Pedro is just a bench player...they Pirates are limited in how far they are going to go.
@ colin_dunlap @ scottpater Cespedes at plate is like Alvarez. In fact, Alvarez has better OBP than Cespedes past two seasons.
Last edited 07/31/2014 7:16 AM by Sangue