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3. Red Sox Blow It Up

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Aug. 25: The Red Sox shocked Boston and the league by pulling off a blockbuster trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto -- along with their $262.5 million chokehold on the Red Sox -- to the Dodgers, with hopes of rebuilding a championship team. The Globe's Dan Shaughnessy called it "the biggest Red Sox trade since Babe Ruth was dealt to the Yankees for cash in 1920."

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