Don't expect a sentimental reunion when Boston plays the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend and visits former Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and the injured Josh Beckett.
But don't expect a lot of regrets, either.
Almost a year after the trade that sent the three high-priced and under-performing players - along with Nick Punto - to the Dodgers, both teams are in the playoff hunt and perfectly content with the Aug. 25, 2012, blockbuster.
For Los Angeles, the deal was the start of a TV revenue-fueled spending spree that formed the foundation of a contender. For the Red Sox, it was a clean break with the free agency extravagance that contributed to their unprecedented collapse in September of 2011, followed by a 2012 season that was the worst for the franchise in half a century.
As the Red Sox head to Los Angeles for a three-game series against the Dodgers, here are five things we've learned since the trade:
ADDITION BY SUBTRACTION: The Red Sox didn't get much in terms of pl...