Oh, Speculations…

So, with the signings of John Lackey and Mike Cameron by the Red Sox yesterday, Adrian Gonzalez is suddenly back in the spotlight of speculations.

I just have to say, I am thrilled with those two signings by the Red Sox. For those of you who don’t know, the Red Sox are my second team, so this is really exciting. I love Mike Cameron from his days in San Diego, and he’s really a great guy and a great baseball player. It’s going to be so good to see him in Red Sox red. And we’re talking about John Lackey here! That guy is amazing! I love being a fan of a team who can just sign all these big players with no second thoughts. It’s so great, especially compared to the Padres, who are dumpster diving all the time.

Anyways, Adrian’s been connected to Boston trade rumors for a long time. It’s pretty crazy. There’s no talks going on between San Diego and Boston right now, but for some reason, we’re talking and speculating about it like crazy. Seems like the Union-Tribune wrote an article about it first, even though there are absolutely no talks going on right now, so padres.com had to write an article about it, and now I have to write an entry about it and speculate and talk about it and it probably won’t even come to anything. Oh well.

Adrian Gonzalez: two-time Gold Glove winner, star player of the Padres, not to mention face of the organization, and most underrated player in the major leagues. If I were the Padres, I would keep him. I would also Keep the Kouz. But we’re talking about Adrian here.

Of course, the issue of money always has to come up. We do have Adrian under contract right now for a  few years at a ridiculously low price. Naturally, though, he’s going to need bigger bucks sometime in the near future. For a player of his caliber, he should be earning a lot more than he is right now. If the Padres are going to trade him, I think it’s going to be now. They’re probably worried about peak value and stuff like that. He’s had many incredible seasons in a row. He’s been in the majors for six years.

I hate to say it, but I would actually be okay about trading Adrian IF this deal went down: Adrian for Jacoby Ellsbury, Clay Buchholz, and a bunch of high-up prospects. I don’t know. I would love to have Ellsbury here in San Diego, but Adrian might been too much to give away for this organization. He’s huge for the fan base. We would lose sooo many fans if he was traded away!

I really hope Adrian hangs around. Kouz, too.

Man, I hate the offseason!! I wish the Padres would make some moves already, like signing Kouz up for the next ten seasons. Get that done, people!



  1. crzblue2

    I relly hope Adrian stays until the end of his contract. He is the player from the Padres tthat I like to watch him play. I’ve seen him also how nice he is with the fans the times that I’ve gone to San Diego.

  2. thegoodofthegame

    This situation is a lot like the Roy Halladay debacle that just ended for the Blue Jays. The Padres need to re-build, there’s no doubt about that and re-building for a baseball team is a lot like declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Fathers need to sell off their assets and replace them with cheap, young talent with a high up-side. A-Gon does fit that criteria, and is reasonable to keep, but he’s also one of their greatest assets. I don’t think they should be actively shopping him just yet, but if Boston offers a nice package of young talent with high ceilings, TAKE IT!



  3. fryingpan

    Adrian Gonzalez is such a fantastic ballplayer and being a Red Sox fan, I would love to see him in Boston. However, I really don’t want to give up Ellsbury. Buchholz would be fine, but Ellsbury is such a great guy. I guess you can’t get both, right?
    Keep up the great blogging!


  4. rrrt

    Although fans always hate seeing favorite players traded, I would hope that they aren’t so shallow that they’ll let it keep them away from the ballpark. Though I’m not happy about the Phillies trading Cliff Lee, I’ll still be rooting for them (but I still won’t be happy about that trade).
    Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

  5. raysrenegade

    I have a wild feeling that A goz is going to be off the table soon because he oes have a very good contract for the next few years considering the stats and power he is bringing to the Padres.
    His name will be linked all over the place in late July, but I hope the Padres hold onto him until they get a perfect deal.
    Considering what he and his brother do for that region, it would be a shame to lose such a good will ambassador to the fans and the community.

    Rays Renegade


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