Dodgers, Red Sox blockbuster looms

Updated: August 25, 2012, 4:59 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Dodgers and Red Sox are closing in on a blockbuster trade that would send Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to Los Angeles in a deal that was expected to become official Saturday, a highly placed source said late Friday night.

The Red Sox are reluctantly willing to part with Gonzalez as a means of maximizing financial flexibility.

"Hopefully this deal will go through today," Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said Saturday morning. "If it falls into ...

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