Found August 24, 2012 on
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Trading Adrian Gonzalez would be an overreaction from a team that overreacts like no other. But the Boston Red Sox should do it, just as the Philadelphia Phillies should have dumped Cliff Lee on the filthy-rich, hyper-ventilating Los Angeles Dodgers when they had the chance.
The Sox can include enough money in the deal to land Zach Lee and/or Allen Webster, the Dodgers' top pitching prospects. If the Sox also can part with Josh Beckett - who, like Gonzalez, was claimed by the Dodgers on Friday but has enough service time to block any move - all the better. Frankly, Beckett should jump at the chance to move to a pitcher's park in the more pitcher-friendly National League.
Gonzalez is not the Red Sox's problem, even if his phone was the source of the infamous text message to ownership requesting a clear-the-air session to complain about manager Bobby Valentine. But A-Gon is owed $127 million from 2013 to '18, and considering his dropoff in power this season, that wil...
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Sean McAdam is reporting via Twitter that the Boston Red Sox have placed Adrian Gonzalez on waivers. You may remember that several days after the July trade deadline passed word broke that the Dodgers had attempted to connect with the Red Sox on a possible A-Gon trade. Of course talks didn’t last very long, with time not on their side the Dodgers moved on. Now that Gonzalez is...
According to Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) a baseball columnist of the LA Times, tweeted that on Friday afternoon, the LA Dodgers were awarded Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez on a wavier claim. The Sox placed Gonzalez on waivers a few days ago and could possibly move him and his loaded contract. The two biggest problems [...]
BOSTON -- Adrian Gonzalez wanted no parted in discussing his status on waivers Friday afternoon. "Do you have baseball questions?" Gonzalez asked. "Waiver questions? I'm not talking about that." With no questions other than ones about the Dodgers claiming him on waivers, Gonzalez walked away from reporters and disappeared into the back of the clubhouse. But...
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...
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...
Pedro Ciriaco will be batting leadoff for the third straight game as Jacoby Ellsbury continues to hit out of the No. 2 hole. While the Red Sox offense continues to struggle, Adrian Gonzalez will get the night off in the field at least as he'll be DHing out of the No. 4 hole for Boston. Mauro Gomez, who has been back and forth between Pawtucket and the big club a few times this...
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...
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...
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...
"In Boston, there is always a novel -- in here they never talk about baseball; it's always the same. That's one of the reasons why I almost never talk to the press here. Very few times they ask me about baseball. But most of the time it's about gossip, rumors, plots, well ... a soap opera. When they talk to me about baseball, I'm available. But that does...
Have you heard about the insane baseball trade between the Red Sox and the suddenly loaded with cash Dodgers? Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett to L.A. for James Loney & some other guys! Here’s the headline in the Boston Herald: ‘Bums Away.’ The Dodgers are also going to cover most of the $250 million owed to the big three.
In NFL news, Russell Wilson is,...
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.