Found August 28, 2012 on
Jerry Hairston jr.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
My favorite part of this weekend’s Red Sox-Dodgers blockbuster isn’t the absolutely insane nature of the trade, it’s the “… and Nick Punto” that will forever be attached to it until the end of time. Los Angeles surrendered two high-end pitching prospects and absorbed more than a quarter-billion d...
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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...
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.
Dodgers fans had plenty to be excited about over the weekend. For starters, their team pulled off one of the biggest transactions in MLB history and brought huge names Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett to L.A. in a trade with the Red Sox. As if that wasn’t enough of a gift, the team later announced that legendary commentator Vin Scully will be returning next year...
The Dodgers aren’t done yet folks. Ned Colletti is still working around the clock to find a starting pitcher for the final weeks of the season. Though a third of the Dodgers roster has been acquired via trade over the last few weeks, the Dodgers aren’t done shopping yet, tweets Ken Rosenthal. However, no trade appears to be imminent. Rosenthal adds that he doesn’t think the...
Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp has left Tuesday's game after crashing into the wall in the bottom of the first inning.
Kemp ran into the wall trying to track down a triple by Josh Rutledge of the Colorado Rockies. He turned into the padding while running full speed and fell backward onto the warning track.
He stayed down for several minutes as team trainers checked...
The Los Angeles Dodgers got a huge scare when center fielder Matt Kemp left Tuesday's game against the Rockies in the first inning after crashing into the center-field wall for the second consecutive game. Kemp ran into the wall at full speed while trying to catch a drive by Josh Rutledge, a ball that bounced away for a triple. Kemp was down on the field for several minutes...
On the most recent episode of Ride The Pine – The Biggest Trade In The History Of Sports – we made a claim that the Los Angeles Dodgers newly acquired first baseman Adrian Gonzalez performs best in ballparks with empty seats and it wasn’t surprising that he hit a home run in his first at bat with the Dodgers because, as the pretty graphic shows you, there were a lot of empty...
The Dodgers must not have gotten the memo to the Rockies in time about the block buster deal they made with the Red Sox. The Rockies hammered the Dodgers 10-0 last night. Josh Beckett pitched for 5-2/3 giving up 3 runs on 7 hits which wasn’t too bad, the real damage came later in the game from the Dodgers bull pen. Kenley Jansen pitched for only 2/3′s of an inning and gave up...
The last two months must have felt like a whirlwind for Los Angeles Dodgers fans who went from possibly not making the playoffs to being favorites to win the National League. While some may doubt the...
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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...
The Red Sox made the trade heard round the world last Saturday when they shipped Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto, Carl Crawford and the bulk of their salaries to the Dodgers. The move was met with almost overwhelming approval from Red Sox Nation. The move also opened up many unanswered questions as to the direction of the team. We know that the Red Sox will be going...