Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/25/12
BOSTON – The Red Sox completed a blockbuster trade with the Dodgers Saturday, sending right-hander Josh Beckett, left fielder Carl Crawford, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and utility infielder Nick Punto to Los Angeles in exchange for first baseman James Loney, infielder Ivan DeJesus, Jr., right-hander Allen Webster, and two players to be named later (believed to be right-hander Rubby De La Rosa and outfielder/first baseman Jerry Sands). “I think we recognized that we are not who we want to be right now,” said Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington. “It’s been a large enough sample performance going back to last year that we felt like in order to be the team we want to be on the field we needed to make more than cosmetic changes. So as we looked forward to this offseason we felt like the opportunity to build the team that we need, that the fans deserve, that we want, required more of a bold move to give us an opportunity to really reshape the roster, reshape the team.” The Red ...
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