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    Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers?

    Possibly, according to ESPN.

    I'm highly skeptical, and it seems some officials are too, but nonetheless it's being discussed, apparently.

    http://espn.go.com/boston/mlb/story/...rs-sources-say
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    Re: Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers?

    Apparently somebody just claimed Beckett off waivers, possibly the Dodgers. I'd say there's a bigger chance he moves than Gonzalez.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Apparently somebody just claimed Beckett off waivers, possibly the Dodgers. I'd say there's a bigger chance he moves than Gonzalez.
    That someone is apparently again the Dodgers


    https://twitter.com/Sean_McAdam/stat...01353278984192
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    Re: Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers?

    This has to be prearranged that they get Gonzalez if they take Beckett, too, right? Why would anyone claim Beckett otherwise? Heck, why would they think it was necessary even if it was arranged, who did they think would take the risk of claiming Beckett and getting stuck with him just to block them?
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    Re: Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers?

    I smell a conspiracy...maybe. It does seem suspicious to me that Kelly Shoppack who sent the text criticizing Valentine, and Bob McClure who is rumored to have leaked the story to the press were both sent away recently. Now, Gonzalez, who was also involved, is placed on waivers. Hmmm...
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    Re: Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers?

    It's amazing that a team with all these financial woes are suddenly so able to go take anyone and everyone. This is Texas all over again.
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    Re: Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers?

    There are reports floating around that Gonzalez, Beckett and others to the Dodgers is serious. Maybe just rumors on Twitter, etc.

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    Re: Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers?

    I love this rumor. As it stands, the story is...

    Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford

    For

    James Loney.


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    Re: Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    I love this rumor. As it stands, the story is...

    Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford

    For

    James Loney.


    What. The. Hell.
    They're supposedly trying to get them to take Punto, too. I doubt that's a deal breaker, though.
    http://espn.go.com/boston/mlb/story/...it-sources-say
    Last edited by blumj; 08-24-2012 at 05:47 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    They're supposedly trying to get them to take Punto, too. I doubt that's a deal breaker, though.
    http://espn.go.com/boston/mlb/story/...it-sources-say
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    Re: Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    I love this rumor. As it stands, the story is...

    Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford

    For

    James Loney.


    What. The. Hell.
    That's around $265M cleared off the books between now and 2017. AGon is the only player the BoSox will miss, and 1B are pretty easy to find.

    Really, really smart move by the BoSox if they can pull it off.
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    Re: Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers?

    I heard the Dodgers were offering the Red Sox Dave Revering.
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    Re: Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers?

    Beckett has 10-5 rights and can refuse the trade.
    Last edited by AmarilloRed; 08-24-2012 at 06:35 PM.

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    Re: Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers?

    Are the Dodgers out of their mind? I don't care how much money they have to spend, spend it wisely. Crawford is banged up and aging, and I'm sure will continue his decline in quick order in Dodger Stadium and in the NL West in general. Gonzalez is good, but Beckett appears to be done, has a bad back, etc. I don't get this. At. All. If the Red Sox can do this, it'd be a great move for them.

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    Re: Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers?

    I don't see any way Bud Selig and MLB would approve that trade. Yet, I don't see any way and they probably will if it goes down. There's no way they could justify that as being in the best interests of the sport, though.
    Last edited by Brutus; 08-24-2012 at 06:52 PM.
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