Blog Entry

Pads talk Gonzalez with Boston, Bell with Florida

Posted on: July 30, 2009 12:21 am
Edited on: July 30, 2009 12:24 am
  •  
 

The Boston Red Sox continue to swing for the fences, exploring impact trades on all fronts: As of Wednesday night, according to CBSSports.com sources, they were in on Toronto ace Roy Halladay, Cleveland slugger Victor Martinez and, in a very intriguing twist, San Diego first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.

The Gonzalez development is the most recent. The Red Sox had approached the Padres several weeks ago but were told at that time that Gonzalez was staying put. San Diego now appears to have had a change of heart and is at least exploring a potential deal for its All-Star slugger less than 48 hours before Friday's 4 p.m. EDT non-waivers trade deadline.

The cost-cutting Padres are looking for young, controllable players, especially starting pitchers. To move Gonzalez, it probably would cost Boston multiple young arms, likely from the group of Clay Buchholz, Michael Bowden and Daniel Bard, and probably a young position player or two.

Those also are pitchers about whom Toronto has inquired during talks for Halladay, according to sources. So Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein, who has proven adept in the past at multi-tasking down parallel trade lines, has some serious decisions to make in these last 30-some hours.

Meantime, the Padres are fielding several inquiries about closer Heath Bell and appeared to be engaged in serious discussions with the Florida Marlins. One source with knowledge of the talks said the Padres are asking for premier young pitchers and that there might not be a match.

If there is, and the Padres wind up shipping Bell to Florida and Gonzalez to Boston, then they probably could fill their closer's role with one of the young arms they acquire, such as Bard.

As for the Red Sox, it's clear that they have their sights set on an impact trade. Gonzalez or Martinez would be a huge boost to a slumping lineup. Left fielder Jason Bay, for example, was batting just .203 in the month of July into Wednesday night's game with Oakland. He had just one homer and five RBI in the month, with 24 strikeouts in 69 at-bats.

In the Halladay deal, Boston is said to be willing to part with  Buchholz, he of the no-hitter two summers ago. But the Red Sox reportedly will not include outfielder Ryan Westmoreland and pitcher-shortstop Casey Kelly -- each a 2008 draft pick -- in any potential deal.

 

 

  •  
Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 20, 2012 8:12 pm
 

Pads talk Gonzalez with Boston, Bell with Florida




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 8:43 am
 

Pads talk Gonzalez with Boston, Bell with Florida

Heya, over the internet that you will frequented my own on-line web pages consequently most suitable on this site my group is!.We are searching to leave secrets to generate things to finally very own webpage!Easy just fine just ideally, use a a number of belonging to the strains i seen right here?!



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 31, 2011 9:50 am
 

Pads talk Gonzalez with Boston, Bell with Florida

Incredible the conclusion aided me personally very good serious large amount! Recorded on the web information, really impressive forums only about everywhere you go going i always use here! We essentially such as the data, thanks a lot.



Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 24, 2011 9:58 am
 

Pads talk Gonzalez with Boston, Bell with Florida

Forty 1.I fairly like coming back again in your web-site. Easily set i discovered it yet again their was to begin with discovering close to search engines like yahoo. The data you will have facilitates myself radically. It had been subsequently particularly what Seeking needing.



Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 8:42 am
 

Pads talk Gonzalez with Boston, Bell with Florida




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 2:29 am
 

Pads talk Gonzalez with Boston, Bell with Florida

Hey , ! Cherish packers jerseys your primary cheap authentic nfl jersey blog page several thousand thank you for swapping the situation with us. Guide area business oravens jerseys rganization.



Tomly
Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 5:59 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2009 11:59 pm
 

Pads talk Gonzalez with Boston, Bell with Florida

Little bitter dude?  8-0 is 8-0, you don't beat the champ untill you do.  That is what happens to chokers ... (2004)...

AGon would look great in a BoSox uniform if we can't get Doc.  I'd love to see Theo make another deal to shore up the catching spot if the deal is made for AGon.  I wonder what Texas would need for Saltalamacchia now?  LaRoche and Penny?  Too bad Texas does not need a DH/1B.



Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2009 1:26 pm
 

Pads talk Gonzalez with Boston, Bell with Florida

Well you still have Jake Peavy and a sandbox out in Center field.  No other teams can say they have those.



Since: Jan 20, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2009 1:07 pm
 

Pads talk Gonzalez with Boston, Bell with Florida

Wouldn't you rather have Gonzalez at first base than LaRoche?  The Red Sox window is the next three years.  You may as well go for it. 


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com