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Hell yeah. Wanted them to do this since it was rumored '09.


The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a deal in principle to acquire slugging first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney on Saturday morning.

The Red Sox have received permission from Major League Baseball to negotiate with Gonzalez on a new contract, the sources said, and Gonzalez's physical examination, one of the last hurdles to the deal, could happen Saturday. The team already has flown in Gonzalez, who had offseason surgery on his right, non-throwing shoulder to clean up the labrum.

In exchange, the Padres would receive three prospects in pitcher Casey Kelly, first baseman Anthony Rizzo and outfielder Reymond Fuentes, a baseball source told ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes.


Sources told Olney it's very possible the Gonzalez deal would mean the end of Adrian Beltre's time with the Red Sox, because although Kevin Youkilis could move to left field, Boston's preference probably would be to shift Youkilis to third base.

Gonzalez is the Padres' most popular player with great crossover appeal to the team's Mexican-American market, a native son who carried San Diego to within a game of a playoff spot in 2010.

He is signed through 2011 at $6.3 million. The Padres exercised his 2011 option Nov. 1. His contract called for a $5.5 million salary, but performance bonuses pushed the figure above $6 million.

Acquiring Gonzalez, while signing one of two free-agent outfielders, Carl Crawford or Jayson Werth, would give the Red Sox their most potent offensive lineup since the Manny Ramirez trade to the Dodgers in 2008 and make clear why they were willing to lose free agents Victor Martinez and potentially Beltre.

Kelly, 21, is considered the top prospect in the Red Sox organization by Baseball America, though he struggled a bit in his first season at Double-A in 2010. He was 3-5 with a 5.31 ERA in 21 starts for the Portland Sea Dogs, and had a 6.75 ERA in four starts in the Arizona Fall League recently.

Rizzo, also 21, had 20 homers and 80 RBIs with the Sea Dogs this past season and had an .815 OPS. He was ranked the No. 3 Red Sox prospect by Baseball America.

The 19-year-old Fuentes was Boston's top pick in the 2009 draft. He hit .270 with 59 runs scored and 42 stolen bases in 104 games for Class A Greenville last season. He's ranked the No. 6 Red Sox prospect by Baseball America.

The Red Sox have long coveted the 28-year-old Gonzalez. As far back as the 2009 trading deadline, the Red Sox made a pitch for Gonzalez, a three-time All-Star who last season finished fourth in balloting for the National League's Most Valuable Player.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound left-handed hitter batted .298 with 31 home runs and 101 RBIs for the Padres last season. He finished fifth in the National League in on-base percentage (.393), ninth in slugging (.511) and led the league in hitting with runners in scoring position (.407).
http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/mlb/news/story?id=5882356
 

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Re: Sources: Red Sox agree in principle to acquire Adrian Gonzalez

I'm actually originally from NY. But I just never found home teams interesting enough to root for growing up.



Looks like Beltre won't return and Youk to 3rd.
 

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How much long is Ortiz under contract? It really seems likes he's about done at the start of every season lately...If I am the Red Sox I don't know that I want him struggling half the season away forever.
 

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Was that really that hard to decipher? Let me break it down a bit further for you:

1B: Youklis or Gonzalez
3B: Youklis or Beltre
DH: Youklis, Beltre, or Gonzalez

Get rid of Ortiz.
 

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Re: Sources: Red Sox agree in principle to acquire Adrian Gonzalez

Was that really that hard to decipher? Let me break it down a bit further for you:

1B: Youklis or Gonzalez
3B: Youklis or Beltre
DH: Youklis, Beltre, or Gonzalez

Get rid of Ortiz.
read the post he quoted again carefully...

also this doesnt do much for Boston losing Vmart and Beltre >>> getting Adrian they need to get Crawford to make it worth losing them 2
 

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Re: Sources: Red Sox agree in principle to acquire Adrian Gonzalez

lol Gonzalez is gonna be a monster at Fenway. Spray chart at Petco put into what he would've did last yr in Boston is ridiculous. Also, look at what he did on the road as compared to home. Major difference. Also, he's a gold glove 1st baseman.

They're not done though.
 

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Re: Sources: Red Sox agree in principle to acquire Adrian Gonzalez

They couldn't agree to an extension. Deal is in danger. I might kill someone if it does.

With the Nats-Werth deal, Red Sox just need to fork over what Gonzalez wants and get it done. Should have before. ****ing morons sometimes.
 

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Re: Sources: Red Sox agree in principle to acquire Adrian Gonzalez

Deal's off for the moment as they couldn't get a contract negotiated by the deadline set by MLB. The deal will still probably happen, given that Hoyer was the guy responsible for Casey Kelly and McLeod was the guy responsible for Rizzo & Fuentes. So it appears that the guys running the Padres are looking for their own guys back. Since there won't be an extension prior to the trade the price probably comes down a little.
 

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Done deal.


SI_JonHeyman Jon Heyman
Deal is done. A gon headed to #redsox. Press conf expected tomorrow

SI_JonHeyman Jon Heyman
Hearing #redsox satisfied a multiyear deal can be arranged w a-gon. have common ground on parameters. No extension will be announced now.
 
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