Reports that began around mid afternoon are swirling the Red Sox are close to one of the biggest trade in their history. First it was reported the Dodgers put in a waiver claim on Adrian Gonzalez, newsworthy but star players are often floated onto the waiver wire. But then an hour or so later, it was reported that Josh Beckett has also been claimed, and it turned out also by LA. The possibility of both traded in one package intensified. Then around 6 pm Gordon Edes of ESPN first reported followed by others that in return for a package of kids plus James Loney the Red Sox would send Gonzo, Beckett, Nick Punto AND Carl Crawford to LA. WOW.
It is not a done deal, but Loney and Gonzalez were scratched right before game time from their respective lineups. Stay Tuned