I mentioned a couple days ago that the Dodgers must make a waiver claim on Adrian Gonzalez. Well, not only did they put in a claim, the Dodgers have been awarded the waiver claim on Adrian Gonzalez, according to Bill Shaikin. The Dodgers and Red Sox now have a 48 hour window to work out a deal.
Remember the rules of August trades, the waivers are revocable, so the Red Sox can now elect to hold onto Gonzalez, dump him on the Dodgers putting them on the hook for the $130MM-plus left on his contract, or they could work out a trade. The odds of a deal getting done are remote as of now. TheÂ Dodgers would have to take on a lot of salary and any trade scenario would certainly be filled with hurdles with so many moving parts, including the possibility of high priced players on the Red Sox like Josh Beckett, plus the several players/prospects the Dodgers would have to ship to Boston-insert giant remoteness here.
Don’t count out a deal getting done though. Sure it’s remote. However, the Dodgers have some serious financial clout these days. The Dodgers new ownership group is committed now more than ever to putting the Dodgers in a World Series for the first time since 1988. It would be ground-breaking, by far the biggest trade to ever go down in the month of August.
“We can take on significant money,” Chairman Mark Walter said Wednesday.
Pretty sure that covers it, right? Never heard Frank McCourt utter those words.