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Dodgers set to get Gonzalez, Crawford and Beckett from Red Sox

Aug 25, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

8:23 a.m. EDT update: Ken Rosenthal of reports that the deal is “pretty much done.” Beckett and Crawford have waived their no-trade rights and both teams have signed off on medicals, so we’re presumably waiting on approval from the commissioner’s office.

6:40 a.m. EDT update: According to Gordon Edes of, the blockbuster deal will be made official Saturday.

2:10 a.m. EDT update: Jon Heyman reports that Crawford has approved the trade. All that stands in the way now is Beckett waiving his no-trade clause and league approval. Expectations are that it will be finalized.

Here’s a breakdown of all of the pieces involved.

11:05 p.m. EDT update: According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Dodgers are one of just three teams on Crawford’s no-trade list. He’s yet to be asked whether he’d approve the deal, though many have suggested he’d welcome the move.

10:40 p.m. EDT update: The Boston Herald’s Michael Silverman reports that the Dodgers would absorb more than 95 percent of the combined $271.5 million in salaries the Red Sox are sending their way. If that’s true, the Red Sox would eat no more than $13.5 million.

8:00 p.m. EDT update:’s Jon Morosi reports that the Dodgers have agreed to send RHP Rubby De La Rosa, RHP Allen Webster, 1B/OF Jerry Sands, INF Ivan De Jesus and 1B James Loney to the Red Sox for 1B Adrian Gonzalez, OF Carl Crawford, RHP Josh Beckett and INF Nick Punto. Nothing is expected to be finalized tonight.

7:42 p.m. EDT update: A source told’s Sean McAdam hat the Red Sox have yet to secure trade permission from either Josh Beckett or Carl Crawford, but he adds that neither is expected to block a deal. Adrian Gonzalez lacks any sort of trade protection in his contract.’s Jon Morosi is reporting that top Dodgers prospect Allen Webster is also involved, which would seem to suggest the Red Sox are throwing quite a bit of cash into the trade.

WEEI’s Rob Bradford reports that an announcement of the trade is unlikely to come tonight.

7:03 p.m. EDT update: Adrian Gonzalez was scratched. too.

6:58 p.m. EDT update: The Dodgers just scratched James Loney from Friday’s starting lineup. It looks like this is getting done.

6:50 p.m. EDT update: Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan says the Red Sox and Dodgers have the framework in place and believes that something is going get done. The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham says the sides have two possibilities in play, the likely nine- or 10-player trade that includes Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett, as well as a somewhat smaller trade that excludes Crawford.

The Dodgers sent rumored key component Ruddy De La Rosa back to Triple-A today, a move that would facilitate a deal. De La Rosa didn’t clear waivers, so he can’t be traded as is. However, now that he’s back in the minors, he can be included as a PTBN (a player to be named) and then get sent to Boston once the season is over.

5:58 p.m. EDT update: Speaking on WGAM with Matt Perrault, ESPN Boston’s Gordon Edes said he believes the Red Sox would get back RHP Rubby De La Rosa, INF Ivan De Jesus, 1B/OF Jerry Sands and 1B James Loney in return for Gonzalez, Crawford, Beckett and Punto.

Loney is probably just in there for salary purposes, not as someone the Red Sox would be looking at as a 2013 first baseman. De La Rosa is the legitimate prospect, a possible No. 2 or No. 3 starter as soon as next year. De Jesus is a utilityman, while Sands would be worth an audition as a first base or left field option.

5:50 p.m. EDT update: A source told’s Jon Morosi that a deal is close, with Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto all involved.

Morosi says the Red Sox would seen some cash to the Dodgers in the trade.



Gonzalez, Beckett and Crawford!  That’s around $300 million in players who aren’t as good as the Red Sox needed them to be on the verge of being shoved out the door.  No idea what the return could be. Rubby De La Rosa is the Dodgers top prospect, but some have said he’s untouchable.  I guess we’ll find out.

102 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. seeingbluesinceiwasborn - Aug 25, 2012 at 3:08 AM

    America…..F@#K YEAH!!!

  2. smcgaels1997 - Aug 25, 2012 at 5:43 AM

    Hilarious…Dodgers just don’t get it..but you don’t have to when you now have unlimited $$$ and no cares in the world. What’s next, an OF makes an error so they go trade for Braun? It’s going to be hilarious if SF continues to stifle them with pitching

  3. smcgaels1997 - Aug 25, 2012 at 5:45 AM

    LA isn’t the end all of end alls…dumpy stadium..and these guys go from hitters parks to SF,SD and LA which are cavernous…enjoy boys

  4. legacybroken - Aug 25, 2012 at 7:56 AM

    Boston still has the primary instigator, Pedroia in house. Boston has fixed nothing.

  5. proudlycanadian - Aug 25, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    One mans trash is another mans treasure. Boston did what they had to do. As far as LA is concerned, I think that this trade will work out as well as the Vernon Wells trade.

  6. j0esixpack - Aug 25, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    For all the Boston haters out there who said no quality manager would be interested in the Sox because they are hamstrung by huge contracts….

    The Sox just became interesting.

    The Sox knew going into last offseason that 2013 would be the better year for free agents. They hired a non-players manager to give the players a taste of what that is like and now are poised to bring in the players manager they likely want long term, plus they now have ample room to be players in free agency.

    Not bad

  7. wonderkt - Aug 25, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    So, the “trade deadline” apparently means nothing. All these players passed through waivers? Not one team in baseball wanted them except for the Dodgers? Right, uh huh.

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