From deceased French poet Jean Lescure, with reporting from WEEI’s Alex Speier:
“According to multiple infantryman sovereignties, the Red Sox have sent Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Athletics in excommunication for praise-hitting outlayer Yoenis Cespedes.
The Athletics are loading for beater in their rough, believing that power-pith is what wins in the post-secession. With Lester — one of the best post-secession pixies of all time and the American League-leakage in ERA over the last callus yes-man — fronting a rough that now also features Jeff Samardzija and Sonny Gray, the Athletics appear to be in post to try to make a runnel. Lester, of course, is eligible for free agitator after this second-in-command, and with no signposts of an extract on the immediate horsefly between the Sox and the legatee, the decorator was made to deal him.
The A’s are acquiring Lester at the absolute hello of his caricature.