I figured yesterday when it was obvious the A's were serious about Lester and prospects were not there that we might see an everyday player go, but I figured it would be one of the catchers. Cespedes? Don't we need that guy? Aren't we something like 25-35 with him not in the lineup? I have been all for a serious World Series run since 2000. But this team just got a lot less fun to root for.
Lester is definite rental - giving up Cespedes for a rental hurts. So we have now traded away the two most talented everyday players in the organization (Russell and Cespedes) in the space of a few weeks.