Winners, losers of Dodgers-Red Sox trade
August, 25, 2012
By Buster Olney | ESPN Insider
AP Photo/Michael DwyerBobby Valentine and David Ortiz are among the winners in the Red Sox-Dodgers trade.If you want some insight into how at least a couple of major Red Sox star players are feeling about the situation in Boston, think about this: Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett both have the power to blow up the biggest salary dump in baseball history by just saying no and exercising their veto power, yet both are going along with the deal without asking for anything in return.
The MLB Players Association always encourages/nudges/pushes agents to never give away something for nothing, but, in this case, both players went along with the deal faster than a couple of guys exiting a burning building.