My thoughts on Yoenis Cespedes being traded for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes

When times were good with Yoenis Cespedes.

This was a huge move that woke me up. In fact, the text woke me up telling me to check Twitter.

Yoenis Cespedes gets traded to the Red Sox for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes. WOW. The A’s rotation is stacked now. Pitching is their key to the small window of hope for the World Series title.

Lester is a free agent as season’s end, but this rental is a huge move. Getting Jonny Gomes back is also a really nice addition.

But losing Cespedes is a tough one to swallow since I am a huge fan of his. But this move is like the Billy Beane of old. Cespedes was going to be entering his final year of his contract next season. He wanted to stay, but the market probably said he wouldn’t stay. The idea was to do what Beane would do in the past and trade a star before he cost too much. This was it. But instead of prospects, Beane knows he needs stars now. This was that.

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Did Athletics unveil uniform number change in contest?

Pitcher Tommy Milone has worn #57 since joining the Athletics. The team is giving away his signed jersey for a contest today.

However, the jersey features #47. I initially thought that was a mistake. But why would the A’s be giving away a mistake? After all, Milone signed it himself and it would make no sense for an athlete to sign a jersey that isn’t correct.

But on the signature, Milone signed #57 on it.

Maybe Milone changed his number and the Athletics might have accidentally (or maybe intentionally) announced it on Twitter. Or maybe this was a mistake.