In response to ADG's comment:
In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:
My only concern with this trade is this. Cespedes doesn't hit RHP very well at all, although he does hit RHP a tad bit better than Gomes, but he doesn't hit LHP as well as Gomes.
Honestly we would still be a better team at the end of the day if he platooned with Nava, who hits RHP better. Cespedes is just under contract for one more year than Gomes.
We effectively traded Lester for a Gomes with a bit more speed, slightly better platoon splits, and a competitive lottery balance pick.
I'd give this trade a C+
You are comparing Gomes to Cespedes? Please.
A guy could lose his credibility with such a lame post.