nsulham wrote:It's widely believed by most Sox fans that the front office has an unspoken agreement in place with Gonzalez that should be announced sometime before Opening Day. He's the guy they've wanted for some time. He's not going anywhere.
Yeah, that sounds right to me, and I'm only just speculating a little bit and having fun. BUT
suppose Gonzalez gets signed to a long-term deal. Suppose, too, that Pujols was then offered for Gonzalez, which included the Sox convincing Pujols to sign a long-term deal ... you don't think both sides at least take a long hard look at that?
One thing to keep in mind with Pujols is that he's got a shot at being the all-time HR champ. He'll get there near the end of any contract he signs now. Even if his on-field performance in terms of wins produced doesn't warrant the money he'll earn at the back end of his contract, the pursuit of Bonds (or, *shudder*) A Rod is going to be a huge draw. He's going to be worth a huge amount to whatever team he is on, should he actually have a shot at the record.
I guarantee you Theo knows that, and knows how much BOS fans would love having the HR champ be wearing that uniform. Especially if it involves passing A Rod.
"The game has a cleanness. If you do a good job, the numbers say so. You don't have to ask anyone or play politics. You don't have to wait for the reviews." - Sandy Koufax