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Report: Other teams — including the Cubs — are also in on Adrian Gonzalez

Dec 3, 2010, 11:03 PM EDT

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Craig mentioned earlier that the Red Sox are discussing a trade for Adrian Gonzalez, but Ken Rosenthal of writes that multiple teams besides are involved in negotiations, including the Cubs.

Obviously Starlin Castro would be untouchable here, but you’d have to think guys like Tyler Colvin, Andrew Cashner, Brett Jackson, Chris Archer, Trey McNutt and Hak-Ju Lee would be fair game. Good enough to compete with a package from the Red Sox? Hard to say.

One source tells Alex Speier of that the Padres are “trying to see what’s out there” to determine whether to trade Gonzalez right now or keep him for 2011 and either receive draft pick compensation or trade him should they fall out of the race during the season. It’s not an easy call, especially after coming off a 90-win season, but the Padres stand to get more in return now than they would for what will essentially be a two or three month rental in July.

  1. thinman61 - Dec 4, 2010 at 7:21 AM

    It seems unlikely the Cubs would have the money and prospects to compete with the Red Sox for Gonzalez, no? Anyway, Nick Cafardo reports that Gonzalez is in Boston today for a physical.

    • Ari Collins - Dec 4, 2010 at 8:21 AM

      And Olney says all players have been agreed to and MLB has granted them a negotiating window towards an extension. Only thing that worries me is his shoulder.

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