The Dodgers really rolled the dice with their blockbuster trade with the Red Sox, and so far, the results have been underwhelming for Los Angeles.
Adrian Gonzalez is hitting a subpar .250 in September, and he's yet to hit a home run in 44 at-bats during the month. In fact, his only dinger since joining the Dodgers came in his first at-bat with his new club back on Aug. 25.
Obviously, that's not the type of production the Dodgers were hoping for when making the megadeal, which included L.A. taking on a bunch of salary. The lack of success is also doing little to help Gonzalez curb the notion that he can't come through in the clutch, and he'll need to elevate his game down the stretch or else the Dodgers will be joining the Red Sox on the outside looking in when the playoffs roll around.
Fortunately for the Red Sox, they'll be on the outside looking in with the luxury of knowing they put themselves in a better financial position by making the August trade.