Adrian Gonzalez To Stay In San Diego

The tentative trade of Adrian Gonzalez to the Boston Red Sox has fallen through, and A-Gone will remain with the Padres — for now.

Gonzalez and the Bosox couldn’t agree on a contract extension, with the Gonzalez reportedly looking for something similar to the deal given Mark Teixeira two winters ago.

I can understand A-Gone’s demands, but I wonder if he’ll get that kind of money on the open market next winter. How many teams that will need a first baseman in 2012 can afford a $150M+ contract other than Red Sox? Maybe the Dodgers, if they sour on James Loney? Maybe the Angels? Not to mention the fact that Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols are also potential free agents next year — in which case it could be a crowded market.

Though the deal is dead as of right now, there is still a possibility that Gonzalez goes to the Red Sox.

Additionally, the Padres claim that if A-Gone isn’t traded to Boston, they will no longer field offers for him. I’m not sure I buy that, but we’ll see.

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  1. Paul December 5, 2010 at 8:02 pm
    On a day that Jayson Werth signs a 7-year, $126 million contract of out nowhere, you really question whether Adrian Gonzalez can get Mark Texieria money if he hits the open market?
    • Joe Janish December 5, 2010 at 8:55 pm
      HA! Good point Paul …
  2. Name: Mark December 5, 2010 at 10:28 pm
    There is no way Gonzalez would be a good fit for the Cubs.
    He is a totally classy guy, he isn’t a whiner or a hot dog, and he puts forth 100% effort on every play.
    Zambrano, Soriano, and Ramirez would find him offensive, both personally and professionally.
    • Joe Janish December 6, 2010 at 12:19 am
      Thanks Mark. But who said anything about the Cubs?