Nah, the Dodgers seemed to really want Gonzalez. It seems the only way the Red Sox were willing to do the deal, is if the Dodgers absorbed Beckett's and Crawford's contracts.
I hear you, but, to me, if you absorb most of the contract, you get minor leaguers in return, or don't give much of anything in return. The Dodgers didn't do that. Gonzalez is elite, but not worth Beckett/Crawford.
A lot of Crawford's value is based on speed, and speed declines at his age.