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Adrian Gonzalez's tenure in Boston was an odd one, no doubt. Now that the slugger has moved on to Los Angeles, he's already reflecting on his crazy stop in one of baseball's most passionate markets. Gonzalez looked happy and refreshed to be out of Boston, and he didn't waste much time showing it, blasting a three-run home run in his first at-bat with the Dodgers. It could be the beginning of a very productive relationship in Southern California. As for Gonzalez's time in Boston, he revealed that while he didn't want to necessarily leave, there were some contentious aspects of...

Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox Have No Reason to Show Ill Will Toward Each Other After Trade

The trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez and his Red Sox teammates west will go down as one of the biggest, craziest moves in the history of MLB -- or all of sports. Whether fans and critics think the trade was a good idea or not, what Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington pulled in dealing so many big-name stars with commensurate contracts puts him among the legends. Trades like this...

Adrian Gonzalez homers in 1st at-bat with Dodgers

Adrian Gonzalez has hit a three-run homer on the second pitch he saw in a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform. Hours after arriving at Dodger Stadium on a flight from Boston with Josh Beckett and Nick Punto following Saturday's blockbuster trade with the Red Sox, Gonzalez drove an 0-1 pitch from Miami right-hander Josh Johnson deep into the lower seats in the right-field corner. It...

Adrian Gonzalez Homers in First Dodger At-Bat

Settling in nicely...

Mauro Gomez Determined to Show Off Bat, Audition For First Base Opening With Adrian Gonzalez Gone

BOSTON -- Even in a defeat to the Royals, there was a nice sight. On a day the Red Sox cleaned house, another obscure farmhand flexed his muscle and capitalized on Adrian Gonzalez's departure -- Mauro Gomez. During his first at-bat, the new Red Sox first baseman ignited the offense with a solo shot over the Monster. It was the 27-year-old's first career home run in the big...

Did LA make the right move?

The Dodgers took on over a quarter of a billion dollars in salary in their massive trade with the Red Sox, but given the alternatives that will be available this offseason, it may have been the right move. 

Newest Dodgers happy to be in L.A.

LOS ANGELES -- A bucket of fried chicken, some beer, a monumental collapse and a destructive loss on the final day of the 2011 season have potentially turned the Dodgers into a modern-day wrecking crew. All courtesy of the Boston Red Sox. You're probably saying 'Huh?' right nowbut follow along. When the Red Sox signed Adrian Gonzalez to a a seven-year, 154-million dollar...

Everything Must Go: The Tragic Red Sox Yard Sale

There’s failure, then there’s what’s been going on in Fenway Park for the last 500 or so days. Not even two full years after their stunning spending spree on the biggest names on the market in Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez, the club is getting a face lift that even Harvey Dent would cringe looking [...]The post Everything Must Go: The Tragic Red Sox Yard Sale appeared first...

Nick Punto Always Envisioned Winning World Series in Boston, Says 'That's the Part That Stinks' About Trade

Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto were all smiles as they boarded a flight to Los Angeles in the wake of the Red Sox' blockbuster trade with the Dodgers. But at least a little part of Punto was disappointed. Punto is seen as a throw-in in the megadeal that alleviated the Sox of over $250 million in bad contracts, but the veteran infielder admits he had big things on...

Which Player That the Red Sox Received From the Dodgers Will Have the Best Major League Career?

With the Red Sox and Dodgers putting the wraps on one of the biggest trades in baseball history this weekend, both teams can now prepare to move forward and look to the future. For the Dodgers, that future is now, and they are neck-and-neck with the Giants for the National League West. For the Red Sox, they might be more concerned with a year or so from now. While it might take a...

What you need to know about the Dodgers/Red Sox mega trade

If you are reading this post, you already know the big story out of MLB this weekend was the Boston and Los Angeles trade this weekend. The Red Sox sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, and Nick Punto to the Dodgers in exchange for James Loney, Allen Webster, Ivan DeJesus, Jerry Sands, and Rubby De La Rosa. Wow, talk about a mega-blockbuster type deal. Especially for...

Remember — It’s Not A Salary Dump If the Red Sox Do It

Over the weekend, the Red Sox and the Dodgers completed the most expensive trade in baseball history as the Red Sox shipped Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, and Nick Punto’s approximate $287M of future contracts to the Dodgers for 4 prospects and James Loney. The Red Sox are responsible for only $11M of that $287M (roughly 3.8% of the total) commitment.  In return...

Done Deal

It was all but finalized by a tweet from Nick Punto, bidding Red Sox Nation farewell and thanking them for the time he spent with Boston. Not long after, he, along with Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett boarded a private plane to Los Angeles, unloading close to $300 million in the process in easily the most expensive deal in major league history. Out of the $272 million they owe...
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