Friday, August 24, 2012

Claim Crazy: Everything Must Come!

Sweet Tweetsus! I have to admit getting swept by the Giants made me think beyond this season and when Yasiel Puig would be able to join Kemp & Ethier, but I'm glad the Guggenheim boys aren't thinking this way.

Carl Crawford comes with an albatross of a $100 million-plus contract, but you would hope he would find Dodger Stadium a lot more to his liking than Fenway.

Are we Adrian Gonzalez fans? Yes we are. But the hidden gem here could be Josh Beckett. Freed from the bullshit of the Boston market — as well as having to be a top-of-the-rotation guy — he could unburden himself in L.A. as well.

Will he get a chance to? Here's hoping we find out.

21 comments:

Steve Sax said...

I don't know, man. I like AGon and all (Pujols would have been a fine pickup had the Googs gotten here sooner), but Crawford?

Dusty Baker said...

Crawford would be the leverage the BoSox have to let us complete the deal - they want to unload him. So if this deal happens, we'd have to take on Crawford and his deal. Obviously things haven't worked out in Boston, and Crawford has been hurt a lot of the time. On the other hand, once he heals - and the Sox have handled his healing extremely poorly, waiting way too long for him to have TJ - he should still be a top player for a few years.

Dusty Baker said...

Per Bill Shaikin:

#Dodgers minor leaguers in #RedSox trade talks have included Webster, Lee, DeLaRosa, Sands. Not saying any or all will go, but talks.

Steve Sax said...

...and Uribe.

Jason said...

That explains the surprise De La Rosa DL activation this week...

The inclusion of Punto makes me think and infielder on the current 40-man roster is going back. Maybe DeJesus or even Dee?

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Holy mother of fuck! Don't want the other guys but man i've had wet dreams of A-Gon in a Dodger uniform so whatever it takes to get it done!

Orel said...

And Uribe?

Steve Sax said...

I don't know about Beckett. He seems like another Blanton--pitcher whose time has come and gone--except unlike (what ive heard of) Blanton, he's got an arrogant attitude to boot. The 5+ ERA and penchant for off-day golfing don't help, either.

For this, we would give away prospects? AND take on the albatross contract of Crawford? I don't know, I'm uneasy.

Steve Sax said...

DKOTG: I worry about your wet dream fantasies.

karina said...

@Orel fall is coming and we need someone to warm the bench :)

*feels like a bad person*

Orel said...

Amen, Karina!

Orel said...

Molly Knight ‏@molly_knight

Yeah. RT @SBerthiaumeESPN: From @GordonEdes #Dodgers discussing sending De La Rosa, Loney, De Jesus, Sands + another top prospect.

MR.F said...

I honestly don't know what to think.

Dusty Baker said...

Dylan H just tweeted that Loney has been scratched from the lineup. This could be joyous on multiple levels.

Orel said...

Molly Knight ‏@molly_knight

There it is. RT @MikeSilvermanBB: And yes, Adrian Gonzalez has been scratched. #RedSox

Dusty Baker said...

And....there it is. Fire in the hole!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Loney has grounded into has last DP...as a Dodger that is.

Dusty Baker said...

Let's shift trade talk to the GT now that it's up (thanks, Orel!) so we don't Scooby Doo it.

Steve Sax said...

N(tradespeculationthread)PUT

Alex Cora said...

And Uribe...

Chad Beardingsley said...

@ Sax

Don't forget that Beckett was part of the fried-chicken-and-beer-in-the-clubhouse-during-game-time posse. That was the crowd that got Francona canned,and Valentine hired.

Just a guess, but Donnie's gonna be watching Beckett's work ethic like a hawk the moment Mr. Joshie reports for work as a Dodger.