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    Love the trade. Gonzo is a huge upgrade. The Dodgers were thin on potential impact hitters in their system, and free agency had little to offer. Once the Reds locked up Votto, the 1b options were very thin. If Gonzo was a free agent, a 6 year deal for $127mm is probably what he'd get. Beckett is a roll of the dice, but a worthwhile one. It's not a horrible 2 year deal considering the success he's had in the past. Can lived with him in the rotation at that price. Crawford is the risk, but taking that risk was the price the Dodgers had to take to get Gonzo. Even if he never returns to elite status (what he is being paid like) it is likely he'll still be a solid LF and still an offensive asset. The Dodgers also lacked outfielders in their system and few options were there in free agency. It's a risk still, but not one without hope. I expect Crawford to be a nice compliment to the lineup, and outperform Victorino (who would have been the other option) over the same period of time.

    The Dodgers owners made a bold, risky move but it wad the right one. The have serious money to throw around and I think they saw that there weren't going to be as many chances to do so as one might think. Few impact players are reaching free agency these days. And guys like Pujols, when they do, require 10 year deals. The Dodgers gave up two nice arms but they still have Lee in the system and currently six starters under contract for 2013. If you're gonna trade guys like Webster and Rubby, it better be for a lineup changer like Gonzo. And I still think they go head to head with the Angels for Greinke this off-season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolov24 View Post
    Love the trade. Gonzo is a huge upgrade. The Dodgers were thin on potential impact hitters in their system, and free agency had little to offer. Once the Reds locked up Votto, the 1b options were very thin. If Gonzo was a free agent, a 6 year deal for $127mm is probably what he'd get. Beckett is a roll of the dice, but a worthwhile one. It's not a horrible 2 year deal considering the success he's had in the past. Can lived with him in the rotation at that price. Crawford is the risk, but taking that risk was the price the Dodgers had to take to get Gonzo. Even if he never returns to elite status (what he is being paid like) it is likely he'll still be a solid LF and still an offensive asset. The Dodgers also lacked outfielders in their system and few options were there in free agency. It's a risk still, but not one without hope. I expect Crawford to be a nice compliment to the lineup, and outperform Victorino (who would have been the other option) over the same period of time.

    The Dodgers owners made a bold, risky move but it wad the right one. The have serious money to throw around and I think they saw that there weren't going to be as many chances to do so as one might think. Few impact players are reaching free agency these days. And guys like Pujols, when they do, require 10 year deals. The Dodgers gave up two nice arms but they still have Lee in the system and currently six starters under contract for 2013. If you're gonna trade guys like Webster and Rubby, it better be for a lineup changer like Gonzo. And I still think they go head to head with the Angels for Greinke this off-season.

    Welcome to the new Dodgers.
    Great analysis Fro - makes me feel better about the deal. I assumed if Sands was really that good he would have been the everyday left fielder. I love Gonzo in this lineup and agree that Crawford is the key to the deal. Here's hoping he comes back well. Beckett is the one that is tough to take. I hope his rep as locker room cancer is incorrect and he helps the Dodgers.

    As a Sox fan I am still ticked off they found someone to bail them out of their mistakes. I do like they managed to free up the cash and I hope they spend more wisely in the future.

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    Another perfect example of how difficult it is to make it through the middle of the Dodgers order right now, and Buehrle is a pretty damn good pitcher too (not that Johnson isn't).

    Sucks the Billingsley is hurt. The rotation is looking a little sketchy right now. This team could be pretty damn amazing if Billingsley's injury isn't too serious.

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    Going to see Beckett's Dodgers debut tonight @ Coors Field (tix are not hard to come by here in Denver these days). For Beckett's sake, might have made more sense to push Harang back a day and let him debut yesterday at home. Even though the Rockies lineup isn't terribly strong, making your first start for a new team at Coors Field is a pretty tall order.
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    It doesn't matter who the hell the Dodgers throw out there; they still make terrible pitchers looks like perennial All-Stars (and in Colorado, for Christssakes?!?!?). This is ****ing pathetic.
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    Moose out front should have told ya that Beckett is washed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cross Traffic View Post
    Moose out front should have told ya that Beckett is washed up.
    Did you watch the game? Beckett was solid, and only let in 3 runs including a solo homer. It was the Dodgers' ridiculously terrible bullpen that lost the game...that and the 0 runs scored.

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    What a ****ing disaster.

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    Another quality game from the Dodgers...

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    This is not what I was expecting out of a Joe Blanton start in Colorado.

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