This morning, Ken Rosenthal of MLB.com confirmed that Jon Lester has been traded to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes. Jonny Gomes is also being sent from Boston to Oakland, and the A’s are also sending a competitive balance pick to the Red Sox.
Gut reaction; this move is horrible for the A’s. They didn’t truly need more pitching and Cespedes is a once in a lifetime player. If I were a Red Sox fan, I would be unbelievably ecstatic right now.