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How the Red Sox’ trade frenzy came about

It was approximately 3:30 Thursday morning when Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington came to an agreement on a trade that would send ace lefthander Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics.

It was just the start of an unprecedented series of moves for the Red Sox, making for one of the most dizzying days in team history.

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