Well the deadline is at 4pm but the A's and Red Sox probably just had the biggest deal of the day, and the biggest deal of the year too I suppose. It's a bit of a head scratcher as Cespedes was leading the A's in hits this year and also was their best postseason hitter the past 2 seasons, and they gave him up for a rental (albeit a good one) of Jon Lester. That said that rotation in the postseason is incredibly formidable, but can they hit enough?
Now I certainly don't want the Tigers to panic and mortgage everything for David Price, but it would be nice to get a platoon catcher or another bullpen arm. I'll be checking on the thread every now and then at work and update trades into the OP as they come in.
EDIT: Tommy Milone traded from the A's for Sam Fuld from the Twins. Platoon of Gomes and Fuld in LF now for Oakland.
EDIT #2: John Lackey to the Cardinals for Joe Kelly, and Allen Craig. The Red Sox could be scary good next year.
EDIT #3 could be massive:
Source: #Tigers get Price.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2014