Jul 25, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Oakland Athletics center fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) bats during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers defeated the Athletics 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Reactions to trade involving Red Sox and Athletics

Had to figure there would be a massive reaction when perhaps the biggest trade of the non-waiver trade deadline period was announced. In case you are unaware, the Boston Red Sox sent pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

Here’s the complete deal…

Here’s how the Twitterspehere reacted…

Heyman had tweeted that a mystery team (but not as big a mystery to me) was involved in the Lester chatter.

You’re probably wondering how Cespedes was included. Here might be some insight…

And about the Angels and the chances of seeing Lester head to Oakland…

The Boston outfield also got better defensively…

And I would be remiss if I didn’t include this…

Tags: Boston Red Sox Jon Lester Jonny Gomes MLB Trade Deadline MLB Trades Oakland A's Yoenis Cespedes

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