Saturday, August 25, 2012

Blockbuster Getting Finishing Touches Today

Allen Webster-New Sox Pitcher
It's all but done. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, both Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford have waived their no-trade clauses and both teams have accepted the respective medicals. Keep posted, as the deal is likely to be formally announced sometime today. The Red Sox don't play the Royals until 7PM tonight, so there's plenty of time to cross the "t's" and dot the "i's". This will be one of the most significant deals ever in baseball,with a huge transfer of cash obligations that will leave Boston in a prime position to make further "bold" moves in free agency —and maybe sign Ellsbury and Papi.