Friday, August 24, 2012
Boston Red Sox and the LA Dodgers Make an Insane Trade
Boston has basically just cleaned house. Dumping over $250 Million in contracts from their roster in a trade to the LA Dodger today. Let's see if we can understand this cobble hill puzzles. The REd Sox are getting virtually nothing of high value back in the deal. Meant solely to get rid of massive contracts they have. The Dodgers will get Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Nick Punto for a bunch of prospects that aren't even their "best". Plus Boston is sending some money with them. Crawford needs Tommy John surgery. Gonzo is an All-star. Beckett is no slouch. Dodgers are living up to their Yankees of the NL namesake. Kemp, Gonzo, Hanley, Crawford...wow. Yeah...they got Hanley for garbage earlier too.