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Gonzalez to Boston?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:23 am

Just about to head out for the day but saw it on the bottom line. Figured we could get some discussion started here.
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Re: Gonzalez to Boston?

Postby thedude » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:25 am

Yeah its done. For prospects Casey Kelly and Anthony Rizzo (among other prospects). No major league talent going to the Pads.
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Re: Gonzalez to Boston?

Postby Cream » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:28 am

The Red Sox and Padres have agreed to a deal that will send Adrian Gonzalez to Boston, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.

Olney says the players have been agreed to and Gonzalez needs only to pass a physical, which isn't a guarantee given that he's coming off shoulder surgery. Boston has also been granted a window to negotiate with A-Gone on a new contract. It's been previously reported that the Pads would receive a package of minor league prospects in the deal, but so far no names have been mentioned. Gonzalez will be a fantastic fit in Boston with his opposite field power. This means Adrian Beltre is no longer a possibility for the Sox, as Kevin Youkilis will move over to third base.


This would be huge for his value.

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Re: Gonzalez to Boston?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:31 am

Traded for him in my keeper last year.....figured it would pay off in this fashion.
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Re: Gonzalez to Boston?

Postby nsulham » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:49 am

Just let him be healthy :-o

Don't like the haul they're giving up but if they're able to lock him up then I'm cool with it. Otherwise it's a massive backfire to give up that much for a guy who's only going to test FA after the season. Then they could have waited and just signed him next offseason for just money instead of losing the prospects, but understood that that opens the door for other teams to negotiate as well.

Just please be healthy and lock him up :-o
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Re: Gonzalez to Boston?

Postby bigken117 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:13 am

They were given a window to work out an extension. It looks good right now, but these things can fall apart quickly too.


So much for signing Jeter to play 3rd.
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Re: Gonzalez to Boston?

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:18 am

smart move for pads if there are shoulder concerns still
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Re: Gonzalez to Boston?

Postby bigken117 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:33 am

BitterDodgerFan wrote:smart move for pads if there are shoulder concerns still


smart move for the pads getting 4 prospects instead of 2 picks given they aren't realistic contenders next season.
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Re: Gonzalez to Boston?

Postby DaSh 1s » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:07 am

Some team actually bought into the Casey Kelly hype? I have been warning everyone for a while now, he really isn't that good. His 90 MPH FB just posted 5.31 ERA with terrible peripherals :-P
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Re: Gonzalez to Boston?

Postby mblax10 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:15 am

Cream wrote:Career Stats:
Home: .263/.440/.800
Away: .303/.567/.943


That's some crazy Ruth/Bonds level BB rate and slugging. I think you meant:

Home: 263/360/440
Away: 303/376/567
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