Dodgers get Adrian Gonzalez claim

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dodgersfanjeff
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By Enrique Rojas

On Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported that Gonzalez had a "remote possibility" of joining the Dodgers, who earlier in the season asked the Red Sox about the availability of the first baseman.

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/stor ... ivers-talk

Would be great if we somehow got Adrian.


dodgersfanjeff
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Dodgers get Adrian Gonzalez claim

By Gordon Edes

BOSTON -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have been awarded a waiver claim on Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, and there is a growing possibility that Gonzalez could be headed to L.A., multiple baseball sources said Friday.

Giving up Gonzalez would represent a shocking change of direction for the Red Sox, who, in December 2011, traded two of their top prospects -- first baseman Anthony Rizzo and pitcher Casey Kelly -- to acquire Gonzalez, and then signed him to a seven-year, $154 million extension a year ago last April.

But with the Red Sox essentially out of contention for a playoff spot and the Dodgers under new ownership aggressively making a strong bid to bolster their chances for this season and the future, the Red Sox are considering moving Gonzalez.

One Red Sox source cautioned that teams often use waivers to gauge interest in their players, and in the end they will opt to keep the player.

"We love Adrian," he said.

A Red Sox official, speaking on the condition of anonymity Thursday, insisted that the Red Sox had no issues with Gonzalez, either on or off the field but said that the club was exploring all avenues to improve. Ridding themselves of Gonzalez's salary might free up resources that would allow them to make significant improvements to a pitching staff that has significantly underperformed.

"I think something is happening, but I'm in a state of disbelief that it is," one baseball source said Friday.

Gonzalez was asked about the Dodgers rumors before Friday's game.

"Waiver questions? I'm not talking about that," he said.

Gonzalez leads the Red Sox in batting average (.300), RBIs (86), on-base percentage (.343) and hits (145) this season.

The Red Sox and Dodgers had broached a trade for Gonzalez at the July trading deadline, but sources with both clubs insisted the talks never got beyond the preliminary stage.

The Red Sox have three options: They can simply allow Gonzalez to go to the Dodgers on waivers, they can attempt to work out a deal for him, or they can pull him back from waivers.

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/story/_/ ... ources-say

Wow, if we can somehow get him, our lineup just got that much better.


dodgersfanjeff
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Dodgers, Red Sox reportedly talking blockbuster

Los Angeles could acquire A-Gone, Beckett, Punto and Crawford from Boston

By Ian Browne

BOSTON -- Reports surfaced on Friday that the Dodgers and Red Sox are nearing a blockbuster deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to Los Angeles.

ESPN.com first reported the deal, and FOXSports.com's Jon Morosi's tweeted that Boston would also receive prospects, not just salary relief, if the the trade went down.

Earlier Friday, the Dodgers were awarded a waiver claim on Gonzalez, which a Major League source has confirmed.

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times was first to report the Gonzalez waiver story.

So what implications does this have?

Assuming Boston pulls Gonzalez back, the team would have 72 hours from the time the claim was awarded to work out a trade with the Dodgers.

If no trade was worked out, Gonzalez would remain with the Red Sox.

The most unlikely scenario would be the Red Sox not pulling him back, and letting Gonzalez go to the Dodgers.

Then, the Dodgers would be responsible for the remainder of the seven-year, $154 million contract Gonzalez signed, which expires in 2018.

Gonzalez has a partial no-trade clause, while Beckett has 10-and-5 rights. But it's easy to imagine Gonzalez, a lifetime resident of Southern California, would waive his no-trade protection to move to the Dodgers.

Often times, teams place players on waivers at this time of year to determine what type of trade market there might be in the offseason.

It could be hard for the sides to be able to work out a deal in such a limited window of time.

The Dodgers have clearly been aggressive under new ownership, which includes former basketball star Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

The Red Sox have been a disappointment this season, taking a 59-66 record into Friday night's game against the Royals. They trail the Yankees by 13 1/2 games in the American League East and are 8 1/2 back in the Wild Card standings.

The Dodgers could use a player like Gonzalez to propel them down the stretch. They are three games back in the National League West, and 1 1/2 games off the pace in the Wild Card standings.

Gonzalez got off to a slow start this season, but has rounded into form the last couple of months. He is hitting .300 with 15 homers and 86 RBIs.

"In Boston, there is always a novel -- in here they never talk about baseball; it's always the same," Gonzalez told ESPNdeportesLosAngeles.com on Thursday. "That's one of the reasons why I almost never talk to the press here. Very few times they ask me about baseball. But most of the time it's about gossip, rumors, plots, well ... a soap opera."

In the same interview, Gonzalez downplayed the reports that the Red Sox had placed him on waivers.

"I can't worry about things I can't control," Gonzalez said. "Nobody has told me that I'm on waivers and if that's true, does not mean they will trade me. I can't control any of that."

The Red Sox acquired Gonzalez in a blockbuster trade with the San Diego Padres in December 2010, dealing top prospects Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo (since moved to the Cubs) and Reymond Fuentes.

There were great expectations surrounding the Red Sox when the team also acquired free agent Carl Crawford that winter.

But the franchise has failed to live up to expectations since those moves. The Red Sox had the biggest September collapse in baseball history last September, blowing a nine-game lead and missing the postseason. And this season, Boston has struggled just stay on the outskirts of contention for a Wild Card berth.

http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/news/ ... mp;c_id=la


dodgersfanjeff
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ESPN has some of the rumored players from the Dodgers who could be going to Boston:

By Gordon Edes

BOSTON -- The Dodgers and Red Sox are closing in on a deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to Los Angeles, though a few hurdles remain before it's official, multiple baseball sources said Friday.

Pitcher Rubby De La Rosa will be headed back to Boston as the centerpiece of the deal, sources say. De La Rosa made his first major league appearance of the season Wednesday, having had Tommy John surgery about 13 months ago. Also included are first baseman James Loney and prospects Ivan De Jesus (infielder) and Jerry Sands (outfielder), according to sources, plus another top prospect that is still unknown.

The Dodgers optioned De La Rosa to Triple-A Albuquerque Friday afternoon. Gonzalez was scratched prior to Friday's game and summoned to the clubhouse, along with Punto. Loney was a scratch as well, and was called to manager Don Mattingly's office.

Giving up Gonzalez would be a shocking change of direction for the Red Sox, who in December 2010 traded two of their top prospects -- first baseman Anthony Rizzo and pitcher Casey Kelly -- to acquire the first baseman. Gonzalez is making $21 million this season, the first in the seven-year, $154 million extension he signed in April 2011.

But with the Red Sox essentially out of contention for a playoff spot and the Dodgers under new ownership, Los Angeles is aggressively making a strong bid to bolster its chances for this season and the future.

Beckett, a 10-and-5 player, has the right to refuse to go to L.A.

It's likely the Dodgers would absorb most, though not all, of the $261 million that Gonzalez, Beckett and Crawford are owed after this season.

http://espn.go.com/boston/mlb/story/_/i ... ources-say


dd88
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Wow that would be huge to get Adrian Gonzalez, but yeah the trade would need to be worked out. It would be the end of the James Loney era, but it would be HUGE upgrade for us replacing him with AG. Josh Beckett is all washed up though- not sure why we want to keep stockpiling these crappy starting pitchers with ERA's of 5+.


allbeast32
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Adrian barely got here and already got a homer. Razz im so happy we ship jame loney out. he was getting on my nerves. Sad


dodgersfanjeff
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^Lol, think Loney was getting on just about every Dodgers fans' nerves. Can't believe our lineup went from scrapping for 1 or 2 runs early in the season, to a powered up middle of the lineup in the same season, and all players are still in the prime of their careers.


dd88
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Welcome Allbeast to Dodgers Topbuzz! Yeah I have a feeling that Loney's best years are behind him and like Jeff said we're getting a big time player in his prime and will be in his prime for years. Our offense is very juiced up now- too bad though we could only muster 2 runs vs the Marlins today.


allbeast32
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Thanks. Ive spend my time mainly at CTB. i luv my clippers but ive alway been a dodger fan ever since i was growing up in south l.a. i alway supported my baseball team. you will see me post here from time to time. Very Happy


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