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Fantasy Baseball: Fallout of the Lester and Cespedes trade

The Oakland Athletics showed that they were going all-in to win the World Series in 2014 when they acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel a few weeks ago. However, they weren’t done. Today, the A’s agreed to a deal with the Boston Red Sox to receive Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes in exchange for the back-to-back Home Run Derby champion, Yoenis Cespedes. With two big name players...
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Red Sox trade Andrew Miller to Orioles

The Boston Red Sox have sent left-handed reliever Andrew Miller to the Baltimore Orioles for minor league pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez. The Red Sox also traded starters Jon Lester and John Lackey on Thursday, an eventful day for general manager Ben Cherington. Miller, 29, is 3-5 with a 2.34 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings this season. The Orioles sit in first place...
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Jonny Gomes: ‘I Just Can’t Fathom’ A Player Wanting To Leave Red Sox

Jonny Gomes is heading back home — reluctantly. The outfielder, along with Boston Red Sox teammate Jon Lester, was traded Thursday to the Oakland A’s for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and now will play his games just down the road from his hometown of Petaluma, Calif. Gomes greatly enjoyed his brief time in Boston, though, a one-and-a-half year stint that included a World Series...
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Report: Lackey to St. Louis

John Lackey (Credit Associated Press) The Boston Red Sox must either be very high on their pitching prospects or really think that a few bats will be what turns them around. They’ve traded away the men who started their first four games of the season within a matter if weeks (Lester, Lackey, Doubront and Peavy). According to Jon Heyman of CBS sports, the Red Sox are sending John...
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Boston Red Sox Trade John Lackey to St. Louis Cardinals

Today is the MLB trade deadline, and we have already seen Jon Lester be sent to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes.  Hours later, the Boston Red Sox have also traded John Lackey, this time to the St. Louis Cardinals for Joe Kelly and Allen Craig!  The Cardinals acquired Justin Masterson yesterday.  Lackey signed with the Red Sox back in the Winter of 2009, agreeing to a $82.5mil...
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Reports: Cardinals Acquire John Lackey From the Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox are incredibly busy during on this trade deadline day. After acquiring Yoenis Cespedes from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for staff ace Jon Lester, the Red Sox have dealt another veteran starter. Multiple reports suggest that Boston has sent John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for two players.  red sox expected to get ML ready OF and pitcher...
Via Sportsnaut
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Is Heath Hembree the Closer of the Future for the Red Sox?

As you know, the Boston Red Sox traded Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. (And if you didn’t, check out our take on the trade.) In return, the Sox received two minor league pitchers, 25-year-old righty Heath Hembree and southpaw Edwin Escobar. Unlike Escobar, Hembree has pitched in the big leagues before (albeit just 7.2 innings last season as a September...
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Oakland Acquires Jon Lester For Yoenis Cespedes

The Jon Lester saga is over. The Boston Red Sox have shipped their ace, along with outfielder Johnny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics in a surprise move that nets the Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. This is the third pitcher Oakland has acquired this season after trading for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. Lester had been rumored to be coveted by Baltimore, St. Louis, Los Angeles...
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Red Sox trade Jon Lester to Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes

The Boston Red Sox have traded ace pitcher Jon lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, according to multiple media reports. In addition, the A’s will also receive cash and Boston gets Oakland’s second pick in the competitive balance compensation B round of next year’s Draft. Lester, 30, is 10-7 with a 2.52 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and...
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Red Sox Trade Jon Lester And Jonny Gomes To A’s For Yoenis Cespedes

Trying to confirm, but hearing Lester and Gomes might be moving for Cespedes — Alex Speier (@alexspeier) July 31, 2014 Confirmed. — Alex Speier (@alexspeier) July 31, 2014 It was rumored that the Boston Red Sox could be trading Jon Lester once he was scratched from a start earlier in the week. On Thursday morning, the […] The post Red Sox Trade Jon Lester And Jonny Gomes To...
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Red Sox Making Moves To Improve Next Season, Not Distant Future (Video)

Boston Red Sox ownership and management has made one thing clear: They’re not trying to rebuild. Both manager John Farrell and president and CEO Larry Lucchino said Wednesday that any move the Red Sox make before Thursday’s trade deadline would be with next season in mind, not the distant future. “We look at it like how do we build the best team to compete the quickest,”...
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Red Sox keep selling, send Felix Doubront to Cubs

Hey, the Cubs are still active at the trade deadline! But instead of selling at this moment, they’re…buying? doubront goes to cubs @jonmorosi mentioned 1st — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 30, 2014 Red Sox got player to be named later for Duobront — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) July 30, 2014 Felix Doubront looked like a nice buy low candidate this summer, especially after...
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Red Sox Trade Deadline: Boston’s 10 Most Untouchable Assets (Photos)

The Red Sox’s goal is to immediately turn things around while simultaneously building for long-term success. It really should be the goal of every organization, but Boston already has a leg up given its surplus of exciting, young players. It’s been a disappointing season for the Red Sox, who entered Wednesday — one day before Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline...
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Top Five Likely Sox Departures By Thursday

Here are the top five most likely Red Sox players to no longer be Red Sox players by this time Thursday:1.) Jonny Gomes, OF. There are plenty of contending teams that could use the "Good Luck Playoff Charm" that is Gomes. The guy just seems to win wherever he goes. He still hits lefties at a ridiculous pace and is no longer in Boston's plans;2.) Andrew Miller, RP. There...
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Ranking the most likely MLB trade deadline moves

The MLB rumor mill is buzzing with speculation—a clear indication that the trade deadline (July 31, 4 p.m. ET) is just around the corner. As is the case with every season, there are the proverbial buyers and sellers. Some clubs are looking to add key pieces for a pennant run, and others are placing more emphasis on next year and beyond. Let's take a look at the hottest...
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