The LA Dodgers may get the help they need to overtake San Francisco in the NL West and finally make the MLB post-season. The team has claimed Boston Red Sox's Adrian Gonzalez off the waiver wire and while Boston has said they won't trade their All-Star, one has to wonder why they would have put him on waivers to begin with.
Gordon Edes of ESPN reported "there is a growing possibility" that Gonzalez could finish the year back on the West Coast as he played several years with the San Diego Padres and he would give a big boost to the middle of the Los Angeles lineup.
Boston is all but eliminated from post-season play this year and the team could use some salary cap relief, but trading their best offensive player seems a bit risky. The LA Dodgers front office would need to make a huge offer for the Red Sox to even consider a trade, but stranger things have happened in baseball over the years and a deal could happen before the August 31 waiver-trade deadline.
The LA Dodgers haven't been in contention in the MLB for a few years and could sell the farm to catch the Giants. With new ownership in place, this deal could create a huge buzz in the city and make the Dodgers the talk of baseball over the last few weeks of the season.