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August 26, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
It was a remarkable day in Dodgers history, one in which there were so many twists and turns that a fan, well, almost needed a program to keep up. Here's a recap of Saturday's events: - The Dodgers close the biggest trade in their history, obtaining first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett, outfielder Carl Crawford and utility fielder Nick Punto from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for first baseman James Loney and four prospects, three...
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August 26, 2012 | T.J. Simers
Yippee and hooray upon the arrival of Adrian Gonzalez and his Red Sox pals, the Boston Herald proclaiming "Bums Away," but then Los Angeles is dazzled by star power. The public address announcer introduces the newest Dodgers - Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto - the crowd cheers and then Hanley Ramirez emerges from the dugout and takes an unannounced curtain call as well. It's perfect, the fun that has been missing here returning with a stadium-wide laugh, and a few Manny-esque moments later Gonzalez hitting a three-run homer.
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August 25, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
As Dodger Stadium buzzed with talk of the Dodgers' latest big trade, pitcher Chad Billingsley had a 6-3 lead over the Miami Marlins in the fourth inning Friday. Then, with one out and a 2-0 count on pinch-hitter Gorkys Hernandez, the right-hander suddenly left the game with what the Dodgers later said was a tender right elbow. The Dodgers went on to win, 11-4, in the opener of their three-game series. But the night also was a setback for Billingsley, who had won his last six consecutive starts.
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August 25, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Adrian Gonzalez had only been in Los Angeles for a couple of hours and was wearing his Dodgers uniform for the first time when he found himself rounding the bases at Dodger Stadium. One of the four players acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Boston Red Sox, Gonzalez sent the second pitch he saw as a member of his new team into the lower seats in the right-field corner for a three-run home run, giving the Dodgers a 4-1 lead over the Miami Marlins in the first inning. Gonzalez's 16th home run of the season came on an 0-1 pitch from Miami right-hander Josh Johnson, scoring Luis Cruz and Matt Kemp.
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August 25, 2012 | By Mike Hiserman
The acquisition of Adrian Gonzalez provides the Dodgers a significant upgrade in offensive production from the first base position. Gonzalez is a four-time All-Star, though - fact of caution here - his lifetime batting average at Dodger Stadium is .212. Deputy Sports Editor Mike Hiserman rates Major League Baseball's first basemen on offense (statistics through Friday): Gold standard Joey Votto, Cincinnati; 2010 NL MVP is nearing return from two knee operations. Prince Fielder, Detroit; Had new owners taken over earlier, he'd be a Dodger.
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August 25, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers are on the verge of completing what would be one of the most spectacular trades in their history, a nine-player waiver deal with the Boston Red Sox in which they would acquire former All-Stars Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett. The agreed-upon trade, in which Gonzalez was viewed as the centerpiece, is revolutionary from a financial standpoint. The Dodgers are expected to be taking on more than $260 million in salary obligations, a staggering amount considering Crawford recently underwent elbow surgery and Beckett appears to be far removed from his best days.
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August 25, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Dodgers management praised the team's historic multiple-player trade Saturday and the club's key acquisition, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, was in the starting lineup for the game against the Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium. "This is an exciting day," Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson told a news conference before the game. "We did this for our fans. We feel, of course, we want to win now. " Besides Gonzalez, the Dodgers acquired starting pitcher Josh Beckett, outfielder Carl Crawford and utility fielder Nick Punto.
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August 24, 2012 | By Mike Hiserman
Adrian Gonzalez is not in the Boston Red Sox lineup for tonight's game against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, another indicator that the left-handed-hitting slugger could be headed to the Dodgers. Gonzalez had been at first base in 123 of the Red Sox' 125 games. And at Dodger Stadium, James Loney has been scratched from the starting lineup for tonight's game against the Miami Marlins. Loney is in a first-base platoon with Juan Rivera, but Loney starts against right-handers.
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August 24, 2012
Which is least likely to happen in baseball? A) A player hitting .400. B) A player hitting 70 homers. C) A pitcher throwing back-to-back no-hitters. D) A player hitting in 56 straight games. E) A Joe Blanton bobblehead night. Mark Popkin Los Angeles :: I disagree with people who say it's time for the Dodgers to dump James Loney and find a good first baseman. Three or four years ago it was time for the Dodgers to dump James Loney and find a good first baseman.
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August 24, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
The Dodgers are on the verge of completing a blockbuster trade to bring in first baseman Adrian Gonzalez from Boston. The names of all the parties involved have been agreed upon, a person close to the negotiations said Friday. Though the players to be traded have been in place for days, the deal might not be finalized until Saturday. The Dodgers would send pitching prospects Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster, first baseman James Loney and minor leaguers Jerry Sands and Ivan De Jesus Jr. to Boston.
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