Grading the Jon Lester-Yoenis Cespedes Blockbuster Trade for Both Teams

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The MLB trade deadline is only hours away, and the first blockbuster deal of this season has been agreed upon.

As first reported by Alex Speier of WEEI 93.7 FM in Boston, and later confirmed by's Jon Heyman (via's Mike Axisa), the Oakland Athletics have traded Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for starting pitcher Jon Lester, outfielder Jonny Gomes and cash considerations. Who do you think got the better deal? What grades would you give to each team?

Watch as B/R's Lead MLB Columnist Scott Miller grades the trade for both teams involved.


All stats accurate as of July 30, 2014.

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