Friday, August 24, 2012
Red Sox Close To Blockbuster Mega Deal With LA Dodgers
The deal is being held up because the Red Sox have not got permission from Josh Beckett, who has 10 and 5 rights, or Carl Crawford, who has a partial no trade clause.
The "top prospect" looks like it is going to be Allen Webster from the Dodgers
The deal would include the Dodgers sending Rubby De La Rosa (as a PTBNL since he did not clear waivers), James Loney, Jerry Sands, Ivan DeJesus, and another top prospect to the Red Sox
MLB rules stipulate that the only way Carl Crawford can be traded, since he is on the DL, is as a Player To Be Named Later.
Nick Punto is now attending a clubhouse meeting with Adrian Gonzalez
Adrian Gonzalez has been scratched from tonight's start for Boston
James Loney has been scratched from his start tonight in Los Angeles
Adrian Gonzalez does NOT have the Dodgers listed on his No Trade List.
The Dodgers are talking of including Rubby De La Rosa, Jerry Sands Allen Webster, and Zach Lee in some sort of combination. I do not see all of them going but you never know.
The Red Sox are close to agreeing to trade SP Josh Beckett, 1B Adrian Gonzalez, INF Nick Punto, and LF Carl Crawford to the Dodgers after being awarded waiver claims on them. The Red Sox have agreed to send cash to the Dodgers and the Dodgers will be sending prospects to Boston.
The Dodgers new website name is TheGreedyDodgers.com and we are currently in a legal battle for the domain #sarcasm.