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Adrian Gonzalez & Josh Beckett & Carl Crawford to Dodgers

Postby SpecialFNK » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:47 pm

it could happen.
the Dodgers were awarded the claim on both Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett, and are talking about a deal.
The Los Angeles Times reports the Dodgers placed the winning waiver claim on Adrian Gonzalez.
It means little other than the fact that Gonzalez made it past every American League team and NL club with a worse record than Los Angeles on waivers, and that Boston and Los Angeles are now free to negotiate a trade. That is, provided the Red Sox don't simply let the Dodgers take A-Gone, which is highly unlikely. It's doubtful Boston has any intention of actually shipping its first baseman out of town.

ESPN Radio's Jim Bowden reports the Red Sox have no intention of trading Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers after he was claimed on waivers.
Bowden's report comes via a "member of Red Sox front office." The Boston Globe reports the Sox are "listening" to the Dodgers' pitch, but are unlikely to make a move. The Red Sox have 48 hours to let the Dodgers simply take their first baseman, work out a trade or pull Gonzalez back from waivers. Gonzalez hasn't been quite the sensation the Red Sox were planning on when they acquired him from the Padres, but has still hit an elite .321/.382/.513 through 1,242 plate appearances. Unless the Sox are desperate to unload the $127 million left on A-Gone's deal, he's not going anywhere.

Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports that there's a "growing possibility" that the Red Sox will trade Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers.
The Dodgers were awarded the waiver claim on Gonzalez and now have 48 hours to work out a deal with Boston. The Red Sox can trade A-Gone, simply leave the Dodgers on the hook for the roughly $130 million left on his contract or pull him back from waivers. The Red Sox are at least mulling the possibility of a deal, but one team source told Edes that they "love Adrian" and will ultimately opt to keep him.

Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that an unidentified club has been awarded a waiver claim on Josh Beckett.
Surprising news. No word on the identity of this "mystery team," but one MLB executive believes it may be the Dodgers. Beckett is owed $15.75 million over each of the next two seasons, so it's possible the Red Sox could just let the claiming team have him. Of course, his 10-and-5 rights could stand in the way of a potential deal.

Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that the Dodgers were awarded the waiver claim on Josh Beckett.
The Dodgers were also awarded the waiver claim for Adrian Gonzalez, so this could open the door for an expanded trade. The club has 48 hours to work out a deal with the Red Sox for both players. We think the Red Sox would love to let Beckett (and the roughly $35 million on his contract) go, but the veteran right-hander has 10-and-5 rights, so he could veto any trade or waiver transaction. Should be an interesting weekend of drama.

According to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston, the Red Sox are talking to the Dodgers about a deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to Los Angeles.
Calling this deal a "doozy" would be the understatement of the year. Edes writes that "hurdles remain," but that the two sides are "closing in" on a potential deal. There's obviously a lot of money at play with the Gonzalez, Beckett and Crawford contracts, so this would be a pretty complicated deal. It's also worth noting that Crawford just had Tommy John surgery yesterday. But it's clear the Dodgers aren't afraid to take on money.
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Re: Adrian Gonzalez & Josh Beckett & Carl Crawford to Dodger

Postby jfg » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:57 pm

This would have to be the biggest trade ever. Not sure why the Dodgers would be interested in taking on Crawford and his salary though. One trade would almost bring in the entire team salary of Oakland or San Diego. 8-o Seems absolutely ridiculous when you consider the players coming back, although I'm sure they wouldn't have to give up top prospects if they eat all the salary. Makes more sense to spend that money in the offseason to me.

The only thing that makes sense is if LA believes they can get Gonzo for next to nothing by taking on the other two salaries. I still think it would be wiser to just spend all that money this offseason.
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Re: Adrian Gonzalez & Josh Beckett & Carl Crawford to Dodger

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:01 pm

WTF IS THIS HOT MESS??? 8-o 8-o 8-o
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Re: Adrian Gonzalez & Josh Beckett & Carl Crawford to Dodger

Postby MashinSpuds » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:07 pm

Watch the Sox trade them all for Ted Lilly and some serious cash relief. Then quickly get yourself to Kenmore Square and have a ball looking at all of Red Sox Nation standing around blinking.
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Re: Adrian Gonzalez & Josh Beckett & Carl Crawford to Dodger

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:13 pm

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I just keep waiting to hear that these guys thought they were playing fantasy baseball and didn't realize we were all looking.
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Re: Adrian Gonzalez & Josh Beckett & Carl Crawford to Dodger

Postby Saltydog » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:31 pm

You think a few teams are looking to hit the "veto" button in their front office?
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Re: Adrian Gonzalez & Josh Beckett & Carl Crawford to Dodger

Postby SpecialFNK » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:34 pm

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers have discussed Allen Webster, Zach Lee, Rubby De La Rosa and Jerry Sands in trade talks with the Red Sox.
The Dodgers and Red Sox are reportedly close to a deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to Los Angeles. The Red Sox wouldn't get all four of the names mentioned above, but one or more of them could go in a trade package. Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the Red Sox would send some cash to the Dodgers to help facilitate a deal.

I don't know enough about these players.

EDIT:
Dodgers optioned RHP Rubby De La Rosa to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Very interesting. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times writes that De La Rosa was believed to be claimed on waivers by the Blue Jays, so sending him to the minors will allow the Dodgers to include him as a player to be named later if the club agrees to the blockbuster deal with the Red Sox.
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Re: Adrian Gonzalez & Josh Beckett & Carl Crawford to Dodger

Postby Grounded Polo » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:45 pm

You'd think Mitch Kupchak is running the Dodgers too now with all these rumors of getting superstars over there. First they actually get Hanley and Victorino, go after Cliff Lee, now they're trying to raid Boston.
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Re: Adrian Gonzalez & Josh Beckett & Carl Crawford to Dodger

Postby Bloody Sox » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:47 pm

MashinSpuds wrote:Watch the Sox trade them all for Ted Lilly and some serious cash relief. Then quickly get yourself to Kenmore Square and have a ball looking at all of Red Sox Nation standing around blinking.

You mean drinking (in celebration)? I've talked to 10 friends via Facebook about this rumor and the only reaction has been WOOOOOHOOOOO!!! Pretty much sums up the season here in Boston. The fans HATE this particular team.
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Re: Adrian Gonzalez & Josh Beckett & Carl Crawford to Dodger

Postby MashinSpuds » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:54 pm

Bloody Sox wrote:
MashinSpuds wrote:Watch the Sox trade them all for Ted Lilly and some serious cash relief. Then quickly get yourself to Kenmore Square and have a ball looking at all of Red Sox Nation standing around blinking.

You mean drinking (in celebration)? I've talked to 10 friends via Facebook about this rumor and the only reaction has been WOOOOOHOOOOO!!! Pretty much sums up the season here in Boston. The fans HATE this particular team.

I dunno man, Punto's pretty good. ;)
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