Red Sox, Dodgers complete trade involving Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford
According to the Boston Herald, the blockbuster trade that would send Adrian Gonzalez and others to the Dodgers is complete.
From the Herald:
"Early this morning, the Red Sox and Dodgers concluded a blockbuster deal in which the Red Sox shipped four players – Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto – in exchange for a massive relief in salary as well as four minor-leaguers and first baseman James Loney, according to a Red Sox source."
The minor leaguers will reportedly be Allen Webster, Rubby de la Rosa, Jerry Sands and Ivan de Jesus.
The Red Sox will send $12M to the Dodgers in the deal, but will still save over $275M total, between salary and luxury tax money.
This is a huge move for the Red Sox, because it allows them to ditch a ton of salary and rebuild for the future.
The Sox just traded their 3 highest paid players, and GM Ben Cherington now has a chance to make his mark on the franchise. We'll see how successful he is.