Dodgers and Red Sox close to blockbuster trade

LA is a city that likes winners. Lakers OBVIOUSLY, Kings got it done last June, Angels a few years back and the Clippers are on their way. Now it’s the Dodgers turn to step up. The Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox are putting it down with a monster trade that even the Yankees, kings of the stockpiled talent team in the MLB, would be proud of.

The Dodgers have agreed in principle with the Red Sox on a trade for Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto, according to a major league source who said the blockbuster deal is “pretty much done.” Beckett and Crawford have waived no-trade rights and both teams have signed off on medicals.

The Red Sox are expected to include money in the deal, while also obtaining five players: top pitching prospect Allen Webster and first baseman James Loney, infielder Ivan DeJesus Jr., right-hander Rubby De La Rosa and outfielder Jerry Sands.

World series is what they’re after. I mean with a payroll like THIS that now includes, Gonzalez $109.3 million through 2017, Crawford $106.8 million through 2017, and Beckett $34 million through 2014 –plus Kemp’s deal, the payoff on the investment can’t be years from now.