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Offline Prophetic

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[UPDATE: DEAL DONE] Dodgers, Red Sox nearing Blockbuster Deal
« on: August 24, 2012, 05:08:47 PM »
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BOSTON -- The Dodgers and Red Sox are closing in on a deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to Los Angeles, though a few hurdles remain before it's official, multiple baseball sources said Friday.

Giving up Gonzalez would be a shocking change of direction for the Red Sox, who in December 2010 traded two of their top prospects -- first baseman Anthony Rizzo and pitcher Casey Kelly -- to acquire the first baseman. They then signed him to a seven-year, $154 million extension in April 2011.

But with the Red Sox essentially out of contention for a playoff spot and the Dodgers under new ownership, Los Angeles is aggressively making a strong bid to bolster its chances for this season and the future.

Beckett, a 10-and-5 player, has the right to refuse to go to L.A.

A Red Sox official, speaking on the condition of anonymity Thursday, insisted the Red Sox had no issues with Gonzalez on or off the field, but said the club was exploring all avenues to improve. Ridding itself of Gonzalez's salary might free up resources that would allow it to make significant improvements to a pitching staff that has significantly underperformed.

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Gonzalez leads the Red Sox in batting average (.300), RBIs (86), on-base percentage (.343) and hits (145) this season.

The Red Sox and Dodgers had broached a trade for Gonzalez at the July 31 trade deadline, but sources with both clubs insisted the talks never got beyond the preliminary stage.
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Re: Dodgers, Red Sox nearing Blockbuster Deal
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 05:09:15 PM »
Although it's not official, if the Dodgers pull this off.... SCARY
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Re: [UPDATE: DEAL DONE] Dodgers, Red Sox nearing Blockbuster Deal
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2012, 08:39:20 PM »
Well, trade is through. Gonzalez is currently playing first base for the Dodgers right now.
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Re: [UPDATE: DEAL DONE] Dodgers, Red Sox nearing Blockbuster Deal
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2012, 08:40:23 PM »
Hell of a trade there !
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Re: [UPDATE: DEAL DONE] Dodgers, Red Sox nearing Blockbuster Deal
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012, 07:53:32 PM »
I wish the Giants would spend like that, I think the g men can hold on this year, but next year and for  several years to come, too much green, its over,  stupid dodgers
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Re: [UPDATE: DEAL DONE] Dodgers, Red Sox nearing Blockbuster Deal
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013, 11:09:34 AM »
All I can say is...Thank you Dodgers !!!!!
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Re: [UPDATE: DEAL DONE] Dodgers, Red Sox nearing Blockbuster Deal
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2013, 12:56:33 PM »
With the Sox freeing up so much $$, one would think they'd have made a bigger off season splash. This isn't Oakland were rebuilding is acceptable.

My gut feeling is that Napoli at 1B makes the pitchers and infielders a little nervous.. but time will tell.
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