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.