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SAN FRANCISCO — In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted. Brandon Poulson was pitching earlier this month for the Healdsburg Prune Packers in a collegiate summer league. His manager was Joey Gomes, the brother of big leaguer Jonny Gomes. Now, the Twins are about to give him $250,000. “It’s a great story,” Twins West Coast scouting supervisor Sean Johnson said Tuesday. “This kid came out of nowhere.” The Twins knew about Poulson from his recent season with Academy of Art University, where he had an 8.38 ERA for the San Francisco school. Poulson played there after taking a couple of years off to work in his father’s business – “John’s Excavating” – with the thought he’d take it over someday and leave athletics behind for good. “I played for the Prune Packers summer of (2013), but missed nearly three-fourths of the games because I was
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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...
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 […]
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The storm of trade rumors surrounding Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox leading up to today’s non-waiver trade deadline is finally over. Lester, along with OF Jonny Gomes, is heading to the Oakland A’s for Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes. Yesterday Oakland was described as a dark horse in…
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...
This definitely qualifies as a blockbuster trade deadline deal, as the Red Sox have sent ace Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Oakland A’s for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.
Final full trade: Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes and $ to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes and the second pick in the competitive balance Comp B round.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2014
If you needed further proof...
Jon Lester has been moved, and while the location isn’t necessarily a surprise, the return has many mouths agape.
Trying to confirm, but hearing Lester and Gomes might be moving for Cespedes
— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) July 31, 2014
— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) July 31, 2014
Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes from Boston to Oakland in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes. You wanted...
The MLB trade deadline got off to a hot start Thursday morning when Billy Beane pulled off a blockbuster sending OF Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for lefty ace Jon Lester and for A’s outfielder Jonny Gomes. Lester — who has been the source of trade talks over the past week now — […]
The Oakland A’s have acquired starting pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes for young Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes according to Alex Speier of Red Sox Beat. The Red Sox are sending under $1 million to the A’s in the deal according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
It is worth noting that both teams filled major voids with this trade, the A’s are finally getting...
The final day of the trade deadline began with a blockbuster between the Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox. In a blockbuster trade that only strengthens their rotation, the A’s acquired left-handed ace Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes from Boston in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Alex Speier of WEEI.com was first on the […]
Jon Lester tips his cap as he leaves Game 1 of the 2013 World Series (Credit David J. Phillip/Associated Press)
According to MLB.com, the Boston Red Sox have traded starting pitcher Jon Lester, outfielder Jonny Gomes and cash considerations to the Oakland Athletics for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance compensation pick in the 2015 MLB Draft. MLB.com states that...
The Boston Red Sox have traded left-handed pitcher Jon Lester to an unknown tweets Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports the Oakland Athletics have a deal in place to acquire Lester.The Red Sox have sent Jonny Gomes and Lester to the Athletics in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com. Like what you're reading? Subscribe for...
Final full trade: Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes and $ to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes and the second pick in the competitive balance Comp B round.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2014
The Rapture—2014On Tuesday, we offered our predictions for the five most likely Red Sox players to no longer be Red Sox player this afternoon. Not to toot our horn or anything (ahem!), but we were correct on four out of the five picks: Jonny Gomes, Andrew Miller, Stephen Drew and Jon Lester. Only David Ross from our list escaped The Great Fenway Park Rapture of 2014. It's OK...
In Episode 105, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) recap the MLB trade deadline and its fantasy impact.
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Boston trades Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes
David Price moves to Detroit, Austin Jackson to Seattle, and Drew Smyly, Nick...
Athletics acquire SP Jon Lester and OF Jonny Gomes from Red Sox for OF Yoenis Cespedes In a very un Billy Beane like move the Athletics bolstered an already strong rotation with the addition of Jon Lester. But Lester came at a price with Yoenis Cespedes going the other way in the deal. Now offhand […]