Saturday, August 25, 2012

Such is blogging

Deadspin, 24 Aug 2012, 4:25 pm:

So, Gonzalez, Crawford, and Beckett for Loney and parts. … L.A. can't possibly be dumb enough to actually do it.

Deadspin, 24 Aug 2012, 9:08 pm:

Reports: Boston Red Sox And Los Angeles Dodgers Agree To Crazy Trade

[Update 2012-08-25 17:02 EDT] The NYT is now quoting Bobby Valentine calling the trade "semi-official." Bosox press conference might be happening now; Dodgers do theirs at 5:30 EDT.

[Update 2012-08-25 17:40] Now a done deal. Deets from the LAT.


Uncle Ebeneezer said...

Two words: Salary Dump

From a win-now perspective, it would be a crazy trade for the Sox (maybe, they ain't exactly winning) but from a rebuilding standpoint I think it makes alot of sense.

M. Bouffant said...

Works for fans of the former Bums of Brooklyn. "We" still probably need more pitching, of course.

Brendan Keefe said...

I agree with both of you.

It'll be interesting to see if Beckett has a Youkalis-like rejuvenation.

Wouldn't mind seeing Carl Crawford return to form, either. (Now that he's out of the AL East, of course. ))

Uncle Ebeneezer said...

Yeah, good for the Dodgers. Boston will always be my primary baseball team but I have taken a shine to the Blue recently, and it's great to see a great organization, with some of the most passionate and down to Earth fans, doing such a good job of turning things around.