Colletti just helped Cherington wipe out all of Theo's bad deals although I don't think Gonzales' deal is bad considering what other 1b'men are making (Fielder, Pujols, Votto, etc).
Really seems like things are sour in Boston and this was clearly the best move for them and they got to dump to awful contracts.
This is a prime example of having an awful GM, and that is what we have in Ned Colletti. The key piece for the Dodgers is getting Gonzales, key piece for the BoSox is getting rid of bad contracts and getting some prospects. Knowing that, why give up TWO solid pitching prospects? Can't say enough how much I hate Ned Colletti...awful GM.
I think Gonzales is going to thrive in LA, some home cooking, he's doing a complete 360, since Boston was a complete 180 from San Diego. He was still productive in Boston, however that relationship was not good. Toss in Bobby Valentine and then the Gonzales/Youkilis/Middlebrooks conundrum.
I think the Dodgers saw a marketing gold mine with Gonzales and a first basemen that can pop 30-35 HR's and drive in 100+ RBIs.
Carl Crawford has had it rough in bean town, the good thing is that the effort was there. Maybe the environment wasn't for him. So there is a chance that there is some value there.
Beckett, not a fan of this dude, the good thing is that he will probably have little pull in the Dodger clubhouse. Unlike Boston, there will be no sense that this is "his" team. I hope he falls in line, if not DFA his ***.
Pieces going to Boston:
Loney - Good riddance!
DeJesus - Had his chances to win the 2b job, always injured and no stick at the major league level. ABQ numbers are inflated. Utility IF at best.
Sands - Fan favorite, hustles, but couldn't stick. 4th OF IMO.
Webster - Project with high ceiling and putting it together. Solid #2 or #3, didn't want him included.
De La Rosa - This one stings, I liked Rubby, and he was a beast when he came up last year prior to TJ. He's projected as a #2 or #3 at worst, with all indications saying he's a future Ace.
**** you Colletti.