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Report: The Red Sox and Padres are talking about an Adrian Gonzalez trade

Dec 3, 2010, 5:58 PM EDT

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We knew this was coming, it was only a matter of when:  Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston is reporting that the Red Sox and Padres are discussing a trade for Adrian Gonzalez. Edes says that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are “making headway.”  The contours of a deal would break down thusly:

According to the source familiar with the negotiations, the proposed deal centers only on minor leaguers, meaning the Red Sox would not lose star young reliever Daniel Bard … [San Diego] almost certainly would seek pitcher Casey Kelly and first baseman Anthony Rizzo in any deal, with outfielder Ryan Kalish, shortstop Jose Iglesias, outfielder Josh Riddick, 19-year-old outfielder Reymond Fuentes, pitcher Stolmy Pimentel, and catcher Ryan Lavarnway also potential targets.

Edes thinks it will ultimately take three prospects to make the deal happen, with some lesser filler coming over to complete the deal.

If it goes down, the Sox will still have ample ability to sign either Jayson Werth or Carl Crawford.  Kevin Youkilis would likely move to third.  The Red Sox offense — which has been far healthier than people have given it credit for these past couple of years — would, once again, be fearsome.

  1. xpensivewinos - Dec 3, 2010 at 6:03 PM

    The Angels?

  2. blackbear04541 - Dec 3, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    i don’t want them to trade kalish ,hope theo can find another player to make the deal

    • schlom - Dec 3, 2010 at 6:47 PM

      Interesting that as a Red Sox fan you wouldn’t want to include Kalish while I as a Padre fan wouldn’t want that crap platter for Gonzalez. At least not before the season starts although that might be enough at the trading deadline.

      • blackbear04541 - Dec 3, 2010 at 7:02 PM

        the one player in that deal who i don’t like is reddick ,rizzo ,iglesias , bard , they are all outstanding young players . kalish could be our next yaz

  3. Jason @ IIATMS - Dec 3, 2010 at 6:41 PM

    If the Padres don’t get Kalish AND Kelly, at the least, then they caved.

  4. PanchoHerreraFanClub - Dec 3, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    Are Yankees paying someone off the Red Sox FO? Does Boston really want a power hitting 1B coming off of shoulder surgery? If the Padres get a used bats in return, the deal would be a steal for them.

    • blackbear04541 - Dec 3, 2010 at 7:44 PM

      pancho no problem bro it’s all goo

  5. mtner77 - Dec 4, 2010 at 11:43 AM

    It’s a little amazing that the Sox sre willing to give up this much for basically a one year rental. If part of the deal included Gonzalez signing an extension ala Doc and the Phillies, I could see it. But just one year?

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