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Jeff Francis and three relievers combined on a four-hitter as the Colorado Rockies beat Los Angeles 10-0 Monday night to spoil the Dodgers debut of Josh Beckett.

John Lackey 'Happy' for Josh Beckett, Considers Former Teammate 'a Good Influence'

John Lackey is good friends with Josh Beckett, but he still understands a change of scenary may have been in Beckett's best interest. "Honestly, I was happy for him," Lackey said of Beckett getting traded to the Dodgers, according to "It had gone too far here for him. I don't think it would have ever come back." Beckett, of course, was the subject...

Quote of The Day

  "It's baffling to me people write things that don't even know the man. Guys write stuff who don't know Josh. He's a good guy. It's too bad it came to that. They write about Beckett Bowl, that we were partying and stuff, but they raised $300,000 for Children's Hospital that night. Throw something in there positive."     -John Lackey...

Vote: Was the Adrian Gonzalez-Josh Beckett-Carl Crawford Trade the Biggest in Red Sox History?

The Red Sox have been around for over 100 years, and a team around that long is sure to make a couple of franchise-altering moves along the way. They appear to have made such a move this past weekend, when the Sox shipped Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for James Loney and four prospects. The deal is historic in its...

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...

The day the West got weird

Laughter and giddiness, excitement and joy. Those are typical behaviors of a fan whose team just swung the biggest deal of their lifetime. The only thing is, that was MY reaction when I heard the Blue Bastards were on the verge of landing one star player and two former star players. I wasn't the only one overjoyed. Giants fans all over the place were rejoicing over the possibility...

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...

Nick Punto Always Envisioned Winning World Series in Boston, Says 'That's the Part That Stinks' About Trade

Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto were all smiles as they boarded a flight to Los Angeles in the wake of the Red Sox' blockbuster trade with the Dodgers. But at least a little part of Punto was disappointed. Punto is seen as a throw-in in the megadeal that alleviated the Sox of over $250 million in bad contracts, but the veteran infielder admits he had big things on...

Blockbuster! Gonzalez, Crawford, Beckett, Puto and (of course) Vin Scully

Wow, what a weekend to be a Dodgers fan, huh?  And what a weekend I chose to be up in my family’s remote cabin, away from most technology.  But I couldn’t resist logging in and sharing a few thoughts on this weekend’s developments. First up, like all Dodger fans, I’m beyond thrilled that Vin is returning for his 63rd season.  It’s a remarkable accomplishment, and something...

Ron Borges, Voice of Sanity

What is: a headline you perhaps never thought you would read? Well, its is true for today anyway. The screeching over the Red Sox continues with now talk turning to media-on-media crime. LA columnist TJ Simers has become a hero to some here locally because of his childish attempt to rile up Josh Beckett after his start on Monday. CSNNE had a segment last night -  Beckett finally...

Boston Red Sox and L.A. Dodgers make mega swap

The Boston Red Sox and Las Angeles Dodgers made history on Friday night when the Red Sox sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, and Nick Punto to the Dodgers for James Loney and four minor leaguers. It’s the most money to go another way in big league history. For almost the past century, the Red Sox and Dodgers have defined near misses and almost glory...

Blue Crew Report: Going Gonzo

By And we thought the Dodgers were already all-in on this season. After adding Hanley Ramirez and Shane Victorino and Joe Blanton and a few others, LA made one more big (some would say “crazy”) move over the weekend, bringing in Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford (who’s useless for this year) and Nick Punto, and their contracts, of course, from Boston...
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