If this goes through, the Dodgers arent going to have a hard time winning the world series. I knew I picked them at the beginning of the season for a reason. Also, inb4 "wahhhhh the dodgers are the new Yankees" crybabies.
Remember that TERRIBLE fail slide Shoppach did going into 2nd base? Loser.
I'm fine with Pedroia though. He plays hard, and he publicly said he would play for Valentine. I don't think he's the cancer by any means.
I do give props to the players who went to Pesky's funeral - which was Ortiz, Clay, and Salty (as far as I know they are the only three) and those who didn't kinda suck. Really hope Ortiz finishes his career in Boston. Lester will bounce back, Felix might be better next year, and they NEED to get rid of Aceves. The guy cannot be our closer next year. I wouldn't even let him close open lockers, much less actual games.
I gotta disagree about Aceves, man. While I agree he shouldn't be closer, I think he's a HUGE factor in the bullpen. I've seen something in that guy all the way back to when he was on the Yankees.
And ironically, Padilla showed up to the funeral. PADILLA. Been here one year and he showed up rather than Pedroia/Ellsbury/Beckett/etc guys that have been here a while.
The trade has been announced. The Red Sox have traded Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Nick Punto and cash considerations to the Dodgers for James Loney, Allen Webster, Ivan De Jesus, Jr. and two players to be named later.
Rubby De La Rosa and Jerry Sands are reportedly the players to be named and will join the Red Sox organization following the season. The Red Sox must wait to acquire De La Rosa and Sands because they didn’t clear waivers this month.