Found August 25, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Ivan De Jesus
Boston Red Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers
Holy cow. A regular old day of playing out the string quickly turned into something astounding when news broke of the proposed nine-player megadeal that would send more than $270 million worth of Red Sox -- Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto -- to Los Angeles for first baseman James Loney and four prospects. The deal won't be complete until at least Saturday pending the exchange of medicals and the resolution of Crawford's and Beckett's no-trade rights, but the ramifications for the Red Sox are far-reaching. For one, they rid themselves of Beckett, one of the most polarizing players in franchise history. For another, they free themselves from the shackles of two of their worst contracts (Beckett has a $31.5 million remaining over his final two years, while Crawford is owed a staggering $102.5 million). "That's a lot of talent, a lot of money," said second baseman Dustin Pedroia. "It's a lot of things." Even tho...
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I just said that it would be a dream scenario for the Dodgers to take Josh Beckett alongside Adrian Gonzalez in any sort of trade.
Well, Sean McAdam just confirmed that the dream could become a reality. Beckett has also been claimed by the Dodgers off of the waiver wire.
Disgruntled Sox fans can already be heard celebrating but before we continue this fiesta, let's remember...
Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford has had season-ending surgery on his left elbow.
The procedure to replace the torn ulnar collateral ligament in Crawford's throwing arm was performed Thursday by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. The Red Sox said they expect Crawford to make a full recovery, estimated to take six to nine months.
Crawford, who could be ready by spring training...
BOSTON -- For seven years, Josh Beckett was a polarizing figure in Boston. Over that period, the right-handed pitcher was the poster boy for the peaks and valleys the Red Sox experienced. When the team was at the pinnacle of the baseball world in 2007, Beckett was heralded for his feats and showered with praise for posting a 4-0 record and 1.20 ERA in four playoff starts. When the...
BOSTON –– Through it all, Carl Crawford had a staunch supporter in Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington. During the 2010 offseason, the Red Sox general manager revealed that he actively pushed the front office –– under Theo Epstein's reign at the time –– to sign Crawford to a long-term deal. That's why it was bittersweet to pull the trigger in Saturday's...
The fact that the Dodgers claimed Adrian Gonzalez off of trade waivers is not that big of a deal. The Sox were likely just seeing what teams might be interested before pulling him back. The fact that the Dodgers also claimed Josh Beckett is big news. This has to signal a package deal with Gonzo and Beckett heading to LA. It is very unlikely that the Dodgers would take Beckett...
It now rests in the hands of Red Sox upper management where two of their star players will ultimately end up. According to a report from ESPN ScoreCenter, both first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and pitcher Josh Beckett were claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers, leaving the Sox to either trade them, allow them to leave, or retain them. They are also apparently trying to shop...
On Saturday, in the wake of the Red Sox' mega-trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston made a number of corresponding roster moves to fill out its bench. Though he won't be added to the roster until Monday, count Daisuke Matsuzaka among those who will be given a chance with four players having been jetisoned to L.A. Matsuzaka is slated to start in place of Josh Beckett...
By: Nicholas Beardi
[caption id="attachment_61" align="aligncenter" width="400"] The Red Sox traded away stars Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett to the L.A. Dodgers, shedding a quarter billion in salary.[/caption]
The mighty Red Sox had to do something for God's sake. To say they've been a disappointment this season would...
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...
Yes, it’s been a while since our last post here. Real world things come up with jobs and family, etc. Working for a minor league baseball team means some long hours during home stands and the need to spend more time with family when the team is on the road. That being said, we’ll be back in full force this offseason, and periodically until then.
The Red Sox and Dodgers have...
The Los Angeles Dodgers quest to solidify a playoff spot continues, as the team has placed (and won) a waivers claim for 1B Adrian Gonzalez and starting pitcher Josh Beckett, both current disgruntled members of the Boston Red Sox. By claiming the two players, the Dodgers can open up trade talks with the Red Sox [...]
When news broke earlier this afternoon about the Dodgers submitting a waiver claim on Adrian Gonzalez, I didn't flinch. I raised an eyebrow when I heard they also claimed Josh Beckett, and when ESPNBoston's Gordon Edes reported that a deal that would send Gonzalez, Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Nick Punto to the Dodgers was being talked about...well, hell broke loose...
The beer is on tap T
The Los Angeles Dodgers don’t care what it costs, they are going all in. Here is Josh Beckett, Alex Gonzalez and Nick Punto flying to LA. I’m not a Dodgers fan but this team has done a 180 since the Frank McCourt days.-TO
Lackey Double-Fisting Beers
Bobby V Walking Through Chicago Rapping
By the numbers, this Red Sox-Dodgers trade could be considered the biggest trade in baseball history. It includes the most money ever traded, it is the first time two players each owed at least $100 million (Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez) were dealt at the same time, and, arguably, it includes the most talent ever moved at once.
There are a million and one ways to look at this...