Found August 25, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Nick Punto
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
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 to confirm the rumors Saturday afternoon, tweeting a thanks to Red Sox Nation as he and his Boston cohorts prepared for a new destination. Thanks to all the...

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...

Adrian Gonzalez Tweets Thanks to Red Sox Fans as Dodgers Trade Nears Completion

Nick Punto was the first to tip his cap to Boston and its fans. Now Adrian Gonzalez is joining him. Punto and Gonzalez, two pieces of a giant trade that is also sending Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford to the Dodgers, both bid farewell to Boston on Saturday as reports swirled that their trade to the Dodgers had been completed and they were already flying to Los Angeles. Gonzalez tweeted...

Former Sox take off for L.A.

Thanks to Red Sox nation for everything. You guys are great!— Adrian Gonzalez (@adriangon28) August 25, 2012#dodgers doing it first class! — Nick Punto (@Shredderpunto) August 25, 2012The Dodgers sent a private plane to Boston to bring their new additions back on.

Ben Cherington Pulled Trigger Because Red Sox Needed 'Bold Move' Not 'Cosmetic Changes'

BOSTON -- A new era is upon the Red Sox. During a 25-minute news conference, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington validated the decision to trade Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to the Dodgers by emphasizing the need for discipline. Not discipline within the clubhouse –– even though it's a ramification of the deal –– but discipline in spending...

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 send Gonzalez, Beckett, Crawford and Punto To Dodgers In Blockbuster Deal

Adrian Gonzalez Somebody in Boston needs to go make sure that the Red Sox ownership hasn't had Fenway imploded overnight as another step in the dramatic reset of the team, that took place on Friday and was made official this morning. Gone are Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto and Carl Crawford, along with around $260 million remaining on their contracts. Coming from the...

Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez homers in first at-bat

After only a few hours from arriving at his new home, Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Miami 8-2 on Saturday night.   Gonzalez, a four time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove first baseman, batted cleanup in his first game as a Dodger.   Los Angeles acquired Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto in a blockbuster trade with...

Ben Cherington Breaks Down Blockbuster Trade, Feels Red Sox Have Great Opportunity (Video)

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...

Red Sox fans rejoice as team makes monster trade with Los Angles

Squawker Jon and I were at dinner Friday night when I got the following alert from the Boston Herald on my iPhone "Red Sox working on trading Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to LA Dodgers." I couldn't believe it -- I was thinking for a second that the Herald got hacked or something! What a jaw-dropper!That's the type of trade idea you...

Red Sox Trade Press Conference

Watch Ben Cherington's press conference on the trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the Dodgers.  The presser gets underway at 5pm Eastern and will be streamed live below.

Dodgers and Red Sox complete blockbuster deal

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