Friday, August 24, 2012

Loney Scratched Here, AGon Scratched There; Dodger Fans Very Itchy

Twittersphere blowing up over dueling scratchngs of James Loney from tonight's Dodgers lineup, while Adrian Gonzalez is scratched from tonight's Red Sox lineup. Could it be? ESPN says so:

BOSTON -- The Dodgers and Red Sox are closing in on a deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to Los Angeles, though a few hurdles remain before it's official, multiple baseball sources said Friday.

Pitcher Rubby De La Rosa will be headed back to Boston as the centerpiece of the deal, sources say. De La Rosa made his first major league appearance of the season Wednesday, having had Tommy John surgery about 13 months ago. Also included are first baseman James Loney and prospects Ivan De Jesus (infielder) and Jerry Sands (outfielder), according to sources, plus another top prospect that is still unknown.

I think Juan Uribe would make an excellent prospect.

UPDATE 5.02p PT: they're saying the +1 is Allen Webster. So close.

15 comments:

Steve Sax said...

I don't know Punto from Adam. Anyone?

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

The Giants have the easier schedule down the stretch, 3GB, i guess they thought the FA pool wasn't that great and they have a better shot of going deep into this postseason. So far it seems these guys don't care about the money and i just wanted A-Gon plus we will probably win the division so everyone make party! It's not like they were going to ever give Sands a chance anyway. Dudes we have no control over these moves so at least it isn't just another pointless one out of Ned. I'm gonna go buy a cigar! Looks like i saved my voucher for the right time woooot

Dusty Baker said...

I know I'll probably call him Puto.

Dusty Baker said...

Right on, DKOTG.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Sands had no real future with Puig in the fold.

Alex Cora said...

...and Uribe.

Dusty Baker said...

And with not being able to hit a thing whenever he was called up.

Eugenio's Streak said...

Is it time to move my JLO bobblehead to the shelf of ex dodgers?

Dusty Baker said...

@Streak

It is decidedly so.

Ken said...

This is one interesting trade. That is a lot of salary to take on the payroll.

Dusty Baker said...

Ken! A Ken sighting! Awesome. GLG showed up tonight as well as Ken. Who will show up next, Booger?

Steve Sax said...

Meaniebreanie?

Orel said...

Karen?

Steve Sax said...

Pedro Guerrero?

Nostradamus said...

Beats me.

*shrugs*