The Dodgers and Red Sox pulled off a blockbuster trade on Saturday afternoon that has everyone stunned and amazed the deal got done. Most trades of this magnitude come before the July 31st trade deadline, but these two organizations bucked that trend over the weekend, completing a nine-player deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Nick Punto, and Josh Beckett to Los Angeles and James Loney, Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster, Jerry Sands and Ivan DeJesus Jr. went to Boston.
C.J. Wilson had another disappointing performance in one of the most insane games of the season as Angels’ won 14-13 in 10 innings in Boston on Thursday night. Wilson was tagged for seven runs (six earned) on eight hits over five innings. He now has a 7.43 ERA over his last eight starts and 3.83 ERA on the year. Its hard to figure out why Wilson continues to struggle this season. There has not been any mention of an injury, but nobody can ignore the fact that he has given up seven home runs over his last eight starts after giving up seven in his first 19 starts this season.