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.