Welcome to The Stew's annual trade deadline deal tracker, which is already off to a blockbuster start thanks to Billy Beane. Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes are headed from the Boston Red Sox to the Oakland A's in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes. Beane and the A's are clearly all in with that pitching rotation, but they paid a big price in giving up Cespedes' bat for the stretch run. Read more about the trade from Jeff Passan and Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports.
How will the other contenders respond as we approach the 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline? There are a few other big names said to be available, the question is whether a contender can swing a deal to acquire David Price, John Lackey, Alex Rios, Matt Kemp or any of the others who have been gossiped about the past few weeks. We'll find out soon.
The ticker below gathers all the latest info from the industry's top reporters (newest news is at the bottom). Want some human interaction? The Stew crew will be here to chat at 2 p.m. ET.
Live Blog Big League Stew's 2014 MLB trade deadline tracker
More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports:
- - - - - - -