Friday, August 24, 2012

Blockbuster Red Sox-Dodger Deal Is Close

According to multiple sources, the blockbuster deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and (now) Nick Punto—and their salaries—to the Los Angeles Dodgers is close to happening. Reportedly, the final details involved are: 1.) the quality and number of Dodger players/prospects to come back to Boston and 2.) the amount of salary the Dodgers will assume (the talk is that it's down to only about $11 million in negotiation). This could be one of the most franchise-changing deals in baseball history—certainly in Red Sox history. This could be the signature moment for Red Sox GM Ben Cherington. Stay tuned!