Friday, August 24, 2012

Blockbuster Trade Rumor: Gonzo, Josh & Carl

Our New First Baseman?
A somewhat fanciful article in the Los Angeles Times has fueled a wild trade rumor that would send Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford to La-La Land in exchange for under-performing first baseman James Loney and top Dodger pitching prospects Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster, along with prime outfield prospect Jerry Sands. The added allure is the 'deeper than deep' pockets of the new Dodger owners who would be willing to pick up a huge portion of the collective salaries of Gonzo, Carl and Josh. Crazy? Probably. Gonzalez would have to clear waivers and the deal would have to be done—basically—in the next several hours. Don't hold your breath.