Found August 27, 2012 on
Ben Cherington's work week never ends. That much is already obvious, but the Red Sox' monster weekend deal served as a reminder. In a franchise-altering, history-making trade, the Sox sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the Dodgers, which alleviates Boston of more than $250 million in player salaries. Cherington started off his Monday morning with an appearance on WEEI's Dennis and Callahan and, as you might have expected, the megadeal was a hot topic. Cherington is excited at the position the Red Sox are now in following the deal, although he was also quick to...

Josh Beckett's World Series Heroics, Chicken and Beer Antics Highlight Roller Coaster Red Sox Career (Photos)

Josh Beckett's time in Boston could be summer up in one word, really: enigmatic. The three-time All-Star came over from the Florida Marlins in 2005 in a deal that saw prized prospect Hanley Ramirez head down south in return. Beckett entered his career in Boston with a World Series title already in his belt and the expectations of a Cy Young award winner. A roller coaster ride...

Nick Punto Thanks Boston Fans, Bids Red Sox Nation Goodbye

Red Sox and Dodgers fans will be fixated on the three big names headed to Los Angeles in this weekend's deal, but Boston is also losing another solid team member in the epic trade. Nick Punto, who has filled in admirably all over the roster as the Red Sox fought injuries this year, is also part of the trade package the Red Sox and Dodgers are rumored to be completing. Punto appeared...

Red Sox Clubhouse Reacts to Mega-Trade With Dodgers (Video)

The trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to the Los Angeles Dodgers was surely a shock to Red Sox Nation. Now, just imagine if you were a member of that clubhouse and counted the foursome among your teammated over the last six months. That clubhouse was still trying to sift through and make sense of the trade by the time it was announced, and...

Red Sox Free Up Money in Mega Deal, But Prospects Gained May Be Key to Blockbuster Trade

The Red Sox were somehow able to clear up a ton of money by dealing Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the Dodgers. Had the Sox not received anything in return from Los Angeles, it would have been a pretty good deal for Boston considering the direction they were heading in. However, the acquisition of a player like James Loney, as well as the group of...

Adrian Gonzalez Homers in First Dodger At-Bat

Settling in nicely...

Yankeetorial: What was that "trading deadline" anyway?

It's hard to imagine the great Yankee-Redsock rivalry without Nick Punto. Last game against Boston, Nick at 3B kept knocking balls down, picking them up and tossing our guys out at first - by a bare instant. He was mocking us, deriding us, mooning us. He needs to pay. Now, poof, he's gone. After all the memories, he's a Dodger, and we won't receive our birthright...

Ben Cherington Says 'It's A Lot Easier' to Judge How Players Fit With Red Sox After They Arrive (Video)

One of the major questions as Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford headed out of town was why they weren't a good fit for the Red Sox. Former Red Sox great Jim Rice and general manager Ben Cherington gave their thoughts Sunday afternoon, a day after the trade went down. They talked about what it takes to play in Boston, with Cherington saying it's often "a lot easier to...

Ben Cherington, Red Sox Send Clear Message With Blockbuster

When Ben Cherington ascended to the position of GM of the Red Sox, he made sure to call attention to his own deliberate style, noting that he tends to gather as much information as possible and not rush into decisions. I’ll admit, I’ve had my moments where I felt that this quality of my NH homeboy would work against him when it came to being able to pull off big deals. With his...

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...

Rockies blank Dodgers, beat Beckett

Jeff Francis and three relievers combined on a four-hitter as the Colorado Rockies beat Los Angeles 10-0 Monday night to spoil the Dodgers debut of Josh Beckett.
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