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    Lester and Gomes traded to OAK for Cespedes, Competitive balance pick

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    Report: Lester+Gomes to Athletics for Cespedes, others

    According to multiple industry sources, the Red Sox have sent Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Athletics in exchange for power hitting outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

    The Athletics are loading for bear in their rotation, believing that power pitching is what wins in the postseason. With Lester one of the best postseason pitchers of all time and the American League-leader in ERA over the last calendar year fronting a rotation that now also features Jeff Samardzija and Sonny Gray, the Athletics appear to be in position to try to make a run.
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    HOpefully we get more than that.

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    I like this move. Apparently there is a competitive balance draft pick coming our way as well.
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    What?

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    Would we extend YS? After 15?

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    Very interesting at least...hoping for a spec or two from their high-A as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soxfan85 View Post
    Would we extend YS? After 15?
    I would assume that's the plan...
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    Jeff Passan ‏@JeffPassan 6m
    Final full trade: Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes and $ to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes and the second pick in the competitive balance Comp B round.

    I have to wrap my head around it. My very first thought is that I don't like it too much because I think Cespedes is a free agent next year.

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    Cespedes contract makes him a FA soon. No cost-control guys.

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    Meh. I was hoping for an upper tier prospect. I'm not too big on Cespedes. He doesn't get on base.

    Re-sign Lester in the offseason and it's a good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Station 13 View Post
    Cespedes contract makes him a FA soon. No cost-control guys.
    Do we need cost control though? If anything, this spoke volumes about the FO claiming that they want to be good again as quickly as possible. Seems like a risk both sides took here.

    I'm not that delusional to say that they will be contending next year, but this move certainly makes me think about what they are planning to do in the offseason.
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    YC is under team control through the 17 season

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    What exactly is a competitive balance pic?

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