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Red Sox Assistant GM: Yoenis Cespedes Had Team Immediately ‘Intrigued’

The Boston Red Sox went into Thursday’s Major League Baseball trade deadline as sellers. Somehow, they were able to sellers and buyers. The Sox were arguably the busiest team on baseball’s craziest day, as general manager Ben Cherington was wheeling and dealing, trading away some big pieces for players the Sox hope can contribute right away. One of those players the Red Sox...
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On the Farm, Week 17: Anthony Ranaudo, Next Rookie Up

After nearly a month long hiatus from the normal “On the Farm” format, we are back in action. Over the last month the normal “On the Farm” articles gave way to three sets of rankings: Midseason Top 25 Fantasy Prospects Midseason Top 50 Fantasy Prospects Honorable Mentions The following week I was in Maine screwing around for my bachelors’ party. Now I am back to do what...
Via Baseball Professor
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Sell Practically Everybody. And Drew.

This is me. Just wavin’ goodbye. So if you woke up this morning wondering if the Red Sox might be sellers at the trade deadline, the resounding answer was F$%K YES, THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE DOING. The day started with Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes, two guys too cool to worry about f%^king “H’s” in their names, getting sent to the Oakland A’s for Yeonis Cespedes, a name...
Via Surviving Grady
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey Trade An Attempt By Red Sox To Strike While Iron Is Hot

John Lackey’s trade value has never been higher, at least since he arrived in Boston. The Red Sox decided to strike while the iron is hot. The Red Sox traded Lackey and minor league pitcher Corey Littrell to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday in exchange for first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly. The deal nets the Red Sox two younger assets while enhancing...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox trade Lester, Lackey to overhaul future lineup with Cespedes, Craig

The steep decline of the Boston Red Sox following their 2013 World Series championship has been shocking. But general manager Ben Cherington isn’t sitting around, scratching his head, wondering where it all went wrong. Instead, he’s doing what he can to make sure next year’s edition of the Red Sox rebounds quickly. Making what could be the biggest deal of the MLB trade deadline...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Batting Leadoff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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