So much for a quiet MLB trade deadline.
Jon Lester is on his way to Oakland, while Yoenis Cespedes is off to Boston, as first reported by Alex Speier of WEEI. The Detroit Tigers then countered by snagging David Price as part of a three-team swap with the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
With the deadline having now passed, let's take a look back at which clubs made the best and worst use of their respective assets. The grading criteria is simple. Teams get credit for the smart swaps they've pulled off and for avoiding foolish moves as well.
It's no surprise that the clubs that went big like the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics receive the highest marks of all.