Adrian Gonzalez May Join Red Sox
According to many sources, the Red Sox and Padres have agreed in principle to a deal sending Adrian Gonzalez to Boston.
The Red Sox have been given a window of time to negotiate a contract extension with Gonzalez, who also will be taking a physical. Both must be successful for the deal to go through.
Rumor has it that Boston will be sending no MLBers to San Diego in return for Gonzalez. They will be sending top prospects Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo, Reymond Fuentes, and a player to be named later.
WEEI has a quick rundown on these three minor leaguers.
Assuming the deal is successful, it should help spark considerable activity during the winter meetings next week. In past years, the meetings have been somewhat sluggish because teams were waiting on big-time free agents to sign and other players to move. This year, however, the free agent market has been busy, and impact bats such as Gonzalez and Dan Uggla have already changed teams. As Sir Isaac Newton once observed, a body in motion tends to stay in motion — so we can surmise that there will be a flurry of transactions in Orlando.
Fantastic move by Theo. Hope my bud Jarrod Saltalmacchia takes the next step in his career behind the dish. He’s been working hard this winter, including spending valuable time working with my kid’s 11U travel team.