Friday, August 1, 2014

A Yankees Fans Reaction to the Jon Lester for Yoenis Cespedes Trade

Paint a beard on this man...
In my opinion the Boston Red Sox may have made the best trade of the trading deadline yesterday when they acquired Yoenis Cespedes for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes. Let’s face it the Red Sox are very likely to get Lester back this winter, reports have said as much, and they aren’t going anywhere but down this season. It makes perfect sense to open your eyes, realize where you are, and make a move for the future. The great thing that Boston does that New York will never do is the Yankees will hold onto their players and suffer while Boston will be a much improved team in 2015.

The Red Sox will basically have Lester in the rotation next season, Gomes would have been gone next season via free agency anyway and is very easily replaced, and they will have one more season of Cespedes in the middle of that lineup. That Boston lineup in the middle with David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, and Cespedes is going to be really scary this season and next.

Cespedes may also be responsible for the Red Sox having to tear down Fenway Park after he breaks the green monster with some of his hits off his bat. Even if the Red Sox don’t get Lester back this winter in my opinion they still made a great trade, probably the best trade of the deadline. Cespedes is guaranteed through 2015 and could sign an extension while the Lackey trade cleared some money for free agents. This looks to me like 2012 all over again.

Brian Cashman, pay attention. This is what makes a good general manager. 

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