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Jon Lester & Gomes Traded to Red Sox for Yoenis Cespedes

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Posted: 07/31/2014 6:43 AM

Jon Lester & Gomes Traded to Red Sox for Yoenis Cespedes 


Last edited 07/31/2014 7:02 AM by Sangue

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Posted: 07/31/2014 6:44 AM

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Chris Cotillo     @ ChrisCotillo                       1m               

Jon Lester traded to a west coast team, per @ JeffPassan. # RedSox

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Posted: 07/31/2014 6:47 AM

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SportsInsights.com     @ SportsInsights                       2m               

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

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Posted: 07/31/2014 6:49 AM

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MLBTraderumors quoting someone saying it could be Lester and Gomes for Cespedes.

Last edited 07/31/2014 6:50 AM by WVUKowski

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Posted: 07/31/2014 6:51 AM

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Jesse Spector     @ jessespector                       8m               

Likely to a team. For something. RT @ JeffPassan: Source: Jon Lester has been traded.

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Posted: 07/31/2014 6:53 AM

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The A's gave up Cespedes for a rental???



Pitt Happens. It always does.

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Posted: 07/31/2014 6:54 AM

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Wow, unreal. I can't believe Oakland gave up Cespedes for Lester. I can't believe it.
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Posted: 07/31/2014 6:54 AM

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CBS Fantasy Baseball     @ CBSFantasyBB                       1m               

. @ 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)

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Posted: 07/31/2014 6:56 AM

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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.

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Posted: 07/31/2014 6:58 AM

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  1. I'm disappointed Lester isn't a Pirate.
  2. 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.
  3. I fully expect Lester to be a Cub or Yankee next season.
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Posted: 07/31/2014 6:59 AM

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Rumors are Pirates are now focusing on Ian Kennedy.
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Posted: 07/31/2014 6:59 AM

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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.

I still don't believe it. They gave up a middle of the order bat for a rental. Cespedes could have been traded this offseason for a much bigger haul.

I know that doesn't get Oakland pitching help now but this is still shocking to me.
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Posted: 07/31/2014 7:03 AM

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SteelRun wrote:
  1. I'm disappointed Lester isn't a Pirate.
  2. 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.
  3. I fully expect Lester to be a Cub or Yankee next season.
Well, they get Cespedes for a full year most likely, and have the deep pockets to sign him after 2015.  If not, they would have had him long enough to get a comp pick (learned that yesterday...thanks guys).  They get a middle of the order, major league ready bat for next year for a guy they were most likely going to lose anyway.
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Posted: 07/31/2014 7:04 AM

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A huge trade to start the day.  Could be an exciting day.
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Posted: 07/31/2014 7:05 AM

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Posted: 07/31/2014 7:07 AM

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Brandon Moss is now the biggest bat in the A's lineup.  The A's are favored to win the World Series.
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Posted: 07/31/2014 7:09 AM

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Jason Hammel's 0-4, 9.53 ERA with the A's is likely the reason they lost Cespedes...
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Posted: 07/31/2014 7:12 AM

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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.



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Posted: 07/31/2014 7:13 AM

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Jon Heyman     @ JonHeymanCBS                       12m               

The trade: lester plus gomes plus $ for cespedes and competitive balance pick

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Posted: 07/31/2014 7:14 AM

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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.
Right now Pedro is a platoon DH (hitting against righties).  That is his value - whatever that is.  Maybe he will be an Athletic by days' end.

Tim Kelley     @ _tkelley                       1m               

@ colin_dunlap @ scottpater Cespedes at plate is like Alvarez. In fact, Alvarez has better OBP than Cespedes past two seasons.

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