This is just PURE SPECULATION and meant to have a bit of fun, or get flamed...whichever
But I honestly did not think Baez would be here til next year...with Bryant possibly a trade deadline callup...so what changed?
Lester was traded to Oakland.
In doing so now Lester will not be able to receive a qualifying offer and Theo who I believe will target Lester as his number one priority this offseason will now do so without having to worry about losing a first or second round pick
Or maybe its just a coincidence Lester was traded July 31 and 4 days later Baez is being called up