The Day After: Breaking Down the Red Sox Deadline Deals

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Jul 14, 2013; Flushing , NY, USA; USA pitcher Anthony Ranaudo throws a pitch during the 2013 All Star Futures Game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


Red Sox fans, step off of the ledge. Things will be all right for the Red Sox heading towards the future.

It was almost inevitable that, since he and the Red Sox could not reach an extension deal, that Jon Lester was going to be dealt. It seemed likely that guys like Lackey, Miller, and others would go to as, due to the abysmal 2014 season that a fire sale was imminent.

Boston fans should be relatively happy because, instead of no-name prospects that we may never see in a Red Sox uniforms, we can enjoy seeing proven players like Yoenis Cespedes, Joe Kelly, and Allen Craig produce for the team now, and for years to come.

One thing is for sure; the future is here and now for the Red Sox, as prospects will have to be called up to fill the spots of those who were dealt.

Highly-touted pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo will make the start on Friday against the Yankees, which will mark the first day of the new generation of Red Sox players.