Adrian Gonzalez, acknowledging that he is being sent to Los Angeles as part of the Red Sox' blockbuster trade with the Dodgers, tweeted a farewell to Boston fans Saturday afternoon.
Wrote Gonzalez just after 2:30 p.m.: Thanks to Red Sox nation for everything. You guys are great!
Added Gonzalez a few minutes later: Excited to get back to Cali and be a part of Dodgertown!
Meanwhile, Nick Punto, part of the Red Sox package heading west along with Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford, tweeted a photo of him on a plane with Gonzalez and Beckett. The tweet read: #dodgers doing it first class!
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With the Red Sox on the cusp of a blockbuster deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the Dodgers, the team will have three roster spots to fill. On Saturday, the team will make a pair of moves to address two of those holes, bringing up shortstop Jose Iglesias and outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Iglesias is amidst the best offensive stretch of his career. In 19 games in August, he's hitting .329 with a .402 OBP, .397 slugging mark and .800 OPS. For the year, his numbers are more modest (.266/.318/.306/.624), but that still represents a step forward for the 22-year-old from his 2011 season, in which he hit .235/.285/.269/.554.
Lin is hitting .247/.325/.314/.638 with two homers in 107 Triple-A games. The defensive wizard also made his big league debut this season, going 1-for-5 in six games.
With Beckett having been dealt, the Sox will have Aaron Cook take the hill. Cook is 3-7...
According to a major league source with direct knowledge of the negotiations, a blockbuster trade between the Red Sox and Dodgers -- while not "100 percent official," is nearly done. The deal would send Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, right-hander Josh Beckett, outfielder Carl Crawford and utility infielder Nick Punto to the Dodgers in exchange for first baseman James Loney and four prospects -- right-handers Allen Webster and Rubby De La Rosa, outfielder Jerry Sands and infielder Ivan De Jesus.
The Red Sox are expected to send some money -- said by one source to be "very close" to $10 million -- to the Dodgers to help cover the remaining $271 million (approximately) remaining on the contracts of the four players going to Los Angeles.
For details of the players in the trade (including a breakdown of the prospects coming from the Dodgers),...
After watching his star quarterback hit the turf six times in the first half, including a pair of crushing hits on the pass rush, Patriots coach Bill Belichick ripped his team after a 30-28 preseason loss to the Buccaneers Friday night in Tampa. Tom Brady was strip-sacked again and forced a pass into triple-coverage that was intercepted and returned for a touchdown.
“Can’t score offensively, give up too many points on defense, couldn’t make any plays in the kicking game, then you don’t have a real good chance to win and that’s pretty much the way it was," Belichick said. "We have a lot of work to do. We’re nowhere close where we need to be. Hopefully, we can close the gap here pretty soon.
“We didn’t do anything offensively except lose yardage and turn the ball over, so yeah, it was tough to watch any of what we did offensively. It wasn’t anything. Throw them the ball, can’t make...
Stevan Ridley ran 16 times for 87 yards and a touchdown Friday while Tom Brady was 13-of-20 for 127 yards with a touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski, but the Patriots lost their second straight preseason game, 30-28, to the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Brady faced constant pressure all night and took several big hits as the Patriots' makeshift offensive line continues to struggle.
Brady, who played the first three quarters, threw a pass in the first quarter that was tipped by Ronde Barber and intercepted by rookie Mark Barron and returned 22 yards for a Tampa Bay touchdown. The game also marked the debut of Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps. He returned two kickoffs in the second half, one for 23 yards and the other for 21 yards. He returned another punt for 20 yards but that was called back on a holding penalty. Demps also got some work as a running back, breaking out for a 29-yard run on New England's third scoring drive to set...
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Old Friend Tim Benz joins OMF, and while they regale tales of dysfunction, Benz manages to predict that the Patriots will win Sunday.
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