Porcello gives the Red Sox the starter they’ve been looking for. The 26 year old went 15-13 last season with a 3.43 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 204.2 innings with 129 strikeouts and 41 walks.
Once considered a potential prime trading partner for Mets starting pitchers, their rotation is now complete.
Cespedes, 29, gives the Tigers another big bat in the middle of their lineup that already includes Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, and J.D. Martinez. He batted .260 last season with 36 doubles, 22 home runs and 100 RBI in what was a down season for him.
The Mets were linked to Cespedes early in the offseason, but later said they were never interested in him.