Los Angeles Dodgers: Making Sense of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford Trade for LA

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Los Angeles Dodgers: Making Sense of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford Trade for LA
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have reeled in Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett from the Boston Red Sox, but what does it mean for Los Angeles?

In what should be the most expensive move in MLB history (The Dodgers will take on $250 million in salary), Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Dodgers proved to be a match made in heaven for the lowly Boston Red Sox. While the move is undeniably thrilling for Los Angeles sports fans everywhere, it’s also one that could use some context and explanation as we wait for the trade to become official. (UPDATE: The trade has been reported as official as Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto are currently in flight to Los Angeles.)

 

 

My favorite thing about sportswriting is the ability to produce a sensible narrative story without the interference of the outside world. In a brilliant article on the New York Times blog last week, Nicholos Dawidoff wrote: “What Mr. Ford’s sportswriter overlooked is that for really good writers, sports offer an opportunity to express all the pleasure and passion of life.”

 

 

 

Allow me to walk you through what could be the biggest blockbuster in Los Angeles since The Expendables 2.

The regular Angeleno is sure to hear a lot about what’s going on in the sports world in casual conversation over the next two weeks, so let’s start from the beginning of the story for what has happened to Los Angeles. As school got out for kids across the city of Los Angeles, the sports world began to spiral out of control in the best way possible.

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