It’s been a busy Friday afternoon for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the MLB trade rumors mill as they appear to be making moves to just about any players the Boston Red Sox place on waivers. After making claims on Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett, it appears the two sides may be closer to reaching a deal than most of us assumed at first.
The Red Sox are apparently closing in on a massive deal that would not only send Gonzalez and Beckett to the Dodgers, but Carl Crawford and Nick Punto as well. While the details of the possible players Los Angeles would have to give up in return are unknown at the time, this would still be an unbelievable deal for the Dodgers to pull off heading into the final stretch of the regular season.
Los Angeles was already one of the busiest teams before the deadline when they acquired Shane Victorino from the Philadelphia Phillies and Hanley Ramirez from the Miami Marlins and now they could be adding even more powerful talent as they look to overtake the San Francisco Giants in the NL West. Obviously, a powerful bat like Gonzalez would be huge for the Dodgers while they make a push for the playoffs and if the team can figure out a way to help Beckett return to the level he was at least season–their rotation would be loaded with talent.
The deal seems close to happening–so these next 48 hours will certainly be intense for Dodgers fans.