Found August 25, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
The rumored megadeal last night between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers has been completed. Boston will send Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, and Nick Punto to the Dodgers, and in return, the Red Sox will acquire James Loney, Rubby de la Rosa, Allen Webster, Ivan de Jesus, and Jerry Sands. The main lure of the deal, salary relief, comes into play here as well. The Red Sox will be picking up just $12 million on the contracts they're sending to the Dodgers, which total over $260 million. Now, let's try for some analysis here...Crawford won't figure into the Dodgers plans until 2013 due to his season-ending Tommy John surgery, but he'll slot into the left field slot next to the already extended Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier. Crawford's aquisition means that Shane Victorino, who the Dodgers acquired at the trade deadline last month from the Phillies, will be looking for a new home this offseason. Beckett's acquisition is an interesting one,...
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