The Los Angeles Dodgers loving having ownership with money. Saturday morning, they pulled off one of the biggest trades in baseball history as they acquired Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto from the Boston Red Sox.
So much salary acquired. So, so much. The Dodgers are the hook for over 200 million dollars in contracts now. The Red Sox did get worse in this deal on the surface but this is how you rebuild. You completely trim the dead weight and the massive contracts so you can start fresh.
The Dodgers are showing that they want to do everything in their power to win the World Series. All of the players that acquired do have issues. A-Gon is slow declining, Crawford has been an injured shell of himself for two years, Beckett is erratic, and Punto, well, he’s Nick Punto. That issue is bigger than most.
This deal is nuts and it is going to have an effect on both teams for a while. The Red Sox can rebuild a little bit but they are certainly going to not be a contender next year, at least in my mind. I have actually been wrong before. The Dodgers have shown that money is no object, but that might not be a good thing. Tying up a bunch of money in expensive veteran contracts almost never works.
One of the biggest deals in baseball has been completed. Both teams needed to do something like this but only time well tell who won this deal.