Red Sox trade Gonzalez, Crawford, Beckett and Punto to Dodgers


In a stunning blockbuster trade, the Red Sox send Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the Dodgers for prospects. Gonzalez, Beckett and Crawford are owed $275 million on their contracts and Jayson Stark has reported the Dodgers will be eating most of that dollar figure.

The Red Sox receive Rubby de la Rosa, James Loney, Jerry sands, Ivan DeJesus and Allen Webster. Rubby de la Rosa, one of the key acquisitions for the Red Sox, has front-of-the-rotation stuff. He had Tommy John surgery last year, but is in perfect health now. He was throwing 97 MPH last week during his first appearance in the big leagues this year. Allen Webster was the Dodger’s second best prospect.

The trade is agreed upon, and only needs Beckett to waive his 5-10 rights to be completed, though many believe he will do so.

The most important part of this trade for the Red Sox is not what they receive in return, but that they gain a lot of financial flexibility going forward.

The 2012 Boston Red Sox are currently 59-66 and 8.5 games back in the wild card race. Boston has not won a playoff game since 2008. It’s time to turn the page on the Theo Epstein era and let the Ben Cherington era truly begin.


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0 thoughts on “Red Sox trade Gonzalez, Crawford, Beckett and Punto to Dodgers

  • Monica

    The Red Sox F***ed up letting Gonzales be part of the trade. More bone head moves by Lucchino & Cherington!! As a Red Sox fan since 1970, I can finely say I am done! Nice job guys…..NOT!!!

  • Monica

    The Red Sox F***ed up letting Gonzales be part of the trade. More bone head moves by Lucchino & Cherington!! As a Red Sox fan since 1970, I can finely say I am done! Nice job guys…..NOT!!!

  • Anonymous

    Gonzales never hit in the clutch and did’nt play with passion,Beckett is washed up,Punto can’t hit his weight.Crawford never wanted to be in Boston.theo set Cherington up to fail.Clean house,start over next year

  • Anonymous

    Gonzales never hit in the clutch and did’nt play with passion,Beckett is washed up,Punto can’t hit his weight.Crawford never wanted to be in Boston.theo set Cherington up to fail.Clean house,start over next year

  • Anonymous

    Keep going get rid of Lackey put Becketts boys Lester and Buckholz on notice let Bobby V manage and screw all those who didnt attend Pesky’s Funeral KEEP CLEANING HOUSE

  • Anonymous

    Keep going get rid of Lackey put Becketts boys Lester and Buckholz on notice let Bobby V manage and screw all those who didnt attend Pesky’s Funeral KEEP CLEANING HOUSE

  • Anonymous

    boy, are you Red Sox fans a bunch of cry babys!! You should have not fired your old manager and not expected to win the world series every year. But as a Dodger fan that you for the talent!!!

  • Anonymous

    boy, are you Red Sox fans a bunch of cry babys!! You should have not fired your old manager and not expected to win the world series every year. But as a Dodger fan that you for the talent!!!

  • Evan

    Haha. Love the insults.

    Red Sox fans are spoiled. The three year spells of not making the playoffs suck…but it’s the reality for most teams. It sucks, but you can’t win every year. The FO made some poor decisions, and now we’re trying to cleanse ourselves of them. We won’t be contenders right away, but at least this sets us up with a chance to recover. Financial flexibility + building up the farm to an elite level again (it’s almost there) is the move to make. Gives us a chance to craft a roster that truly can contend – the 2012 roster was not constructed in such a way.

  • Evan

    Haha. Love the insults.

    Red Sox fans are spoiled. The three year spells of not making the playoffs suck…but it’s the reality for most teams. It sucks, but you can’t win every year. The FO made some poor decisions, and now we’re trying to cleanse ourselves of them. We won’t be contenders right away, but at least this sets us up with a chance to recover. Financial flexibility + building up the farm to an elite level again (it’s almost there) is the move to make. Gives us a chance to craft a roster that truly can contend – the 2012 roster was not constructed in such a way.

  • wayne

    Good move…now get rid of Lackey,Matsuzaka and the biggest problem …Lucchino!!! We need spirit in the clubhouse, amanger left to manage and a young GM to find the talent by getting rid of Lucchino interference)..we’ll be back

  • wayne

    Good move…now get rid of Lackey,Matsuzaka and the biggest problem …Lucchino!!! We need spirit in the clubhouse, amanger left to manage and a young GM to find the talent by getting rid of Lucchino interference)..we’ll be back