Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/24/12
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 will not be money w...
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