Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/22/13
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...
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