LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Newly arrived Los Angeles Dodgers Josh Becket #30 (L), Adrian Gonzalez #23 (C), and Nick Punto #7 (R) speak at a press conference after the game with the Miami Marlins on August 25, 2012 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers won 8-2. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Dodgers Complete Blockbuster Trade With Red Sox For Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford

Gonzalez, Crawford, and Beckett have a combined $261 million left on their respective contracts after 2012.

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Dodgers - Red Sox trade was a bad idea

Part of a two-part argument of whether or not the Dodgers' blockbuster nine-player trade with the Red Sox was a good idea.

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Too early to judge Dodgers - Red Sox trade

Part of a two-part argument of whether or not the Dodgers' blockbuster nine-player trade with the Red Sox was a good idea.

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Dodgers, Red Sox Trade: Josh Beckett Makes First Start Monday, Adrian Gonzalez In Lineup Tonight

The Los Angeles Dodgers held a press conference Saturday to announce the blockbuster trade that has brought Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto from the Boston Red Sox. It was announced that Beckett will be making his first start Monday against the Colorado Rockies, as reported by SB Nation's Eric Stephens. The right-hander has struggled to a 5-11 record with a 5.23 ERA this season.

Dodger fans will not have to wait as long to see the primary piece in the trade, as the first baseman Gonzalez will be starting and batting clean-up for Los Angeles against the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. Gonzalez is batting .300 with 15 HR and 86 RBI in 2012.

The Dodgers will still need to make moves to get Beckett and Punto on the 25-man roster

For more on the Dodgers, head over to True Blue LA. For all things Major League Baseball, visit Baseball Nation.

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Dodgers, Red Sox Trade: Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto Reportedly On Way To Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly sent an airplane to Boston to pick up Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Nick Punto. After the deal broke on Friday there were still a few final details to be hammered out. As Saturday afternoon arrives, it is looking more and more likely that this blockbuster trade is just about official.

Here is the latest from Jon Heyman of CBS.

Assuming everything does indeed go final, this trade is a franchise-altering one for both the Dodgers and Red Sox. L.A. acquires a couple of proven veterans (and also takes on a reported $250 million in salary) while Boston essentially wipes the slate clean to begin the rebuilding process.

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It's worth noting that neither club has officially announced the deal, although it appears to only be a matter of time now.

For more on the Dodgers, check out True Blue LA and SB Nation Los Angeles for continued updates on this blockbuster deal.

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Red Sox-Dodgers Trade Finalized: LA To Receive Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford And Josh Beckett, Per Report

The Boston Red Sox have traded Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to the Boston Herald. The Red Sox receive Allen Webster, Rubby de la Rosa, James Loney, Jerry Sands and Ivan DeJesus, Jr. in exchange.

The Dodgers take a significant risk that could pay off in a big way. Beckett and Crawford both have history of strong production to go with more recent sub-par seasons, and Gonzalez had an extremely strong first year in Boston (.338 BA, .957 OPS) before slipping in 2012.

The Red Sox save substantial money by unloading several major contracts. As MLB Nation points out, the deal is expected to save Boston around $275 million.

Stick with this StoryStream for news updates and details on this blockbuster trade. For all things Dodgers, head over to True Blue LA. For the Boston perspective, check out Over The Monster.

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Dodgers Trade Rumors: James Loney, Jerry Sands, Ivan De Jesus, Rubby De La Rosa Named In Adrian Gonzalez Deal

The Boston Red Sox are reportedly sending Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to the Los Angeles Dodgers. In return, Los Angeles will send five Dodgers back in the deal.

Here are some more details about the potential deal being discussed between the Dodgers and the Red Sox that could move a vanload of players, from Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald.

The names currently being circulated in the deal are pitcher Rubby De La Rosa, first baseman James Loney, outfielders Ivan De Jesus and 1B/OF Jerry Sands. The Dodgers also recently demoted De La Rosa to Triple-A, which would allow the Dodgers to throw him in as a "Player To Be Named Later" in the trade.

The Red Sox and Dodgers have until 1:30 PM ET Sunday to make this deal work. And of course all of this is contingent on Beckett not exercising his 10-5 rights and rejecting this trade. A lot has yet to be figured out.

Talk about the potential blockbuster trade with Dodgers fans at True Blue LA, and with Red Sox fans at Over The Monster.

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Dodgers, Red Sox Working On Blockbuster Trade, Per Reports

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox are reportedly working on a deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to the west side, according to multiple reports.

This news comes on the heels of reports that Gonzalez and Beckett had been claimed by the Dodgers off waivers earlier Friday.

One major speed bump in this potential blockbuster is Beckett's 10-5 rights, allowing him to veto any trade. Gonzalez, on the other hand, can't block a trade to Los Angeles while Punto and Crawford are free to be traded anywhere after clearing waivers earlier this month.

It's still early, but this could change the entire landscape of the National League if general manager Ned Colletti is able to pull it off.

And apparently whoever said blockbusters can't happen in August didn't realize the true depth of the Dodgers' pockets.

For more Dodgers news, pay a visit to True Blue L.A.

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