Red Sox Land Adrian Gonzalez

Dec 4, 2010

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ESPN is reporting that the Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox rumors have finally come to fruition. They say where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and this one had enough to see with the naked eye from the moon.
The left-handed slugger will turn 29 during the season, giving the Red Sox a powerful first basemen with a good glove in the prime of his career. Gonzalez, playing with little protection in a pitcher’s park, averaged 34.3 HRs and 105 RBIs over the past four seasons.
The move effectively ends the Red Sox pursuit of bringing Adrian Beltre back as Kevin Youkilis will slide over to third base.
In his new digs, Gonzalez should be right up there with the likes of Mark Teixeira, Prince Fielder, and Ryan Howard in fantasy rankings for the 4-7 slots following Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera, and Joey Votto.
The Padres reportedly acquired prospects, including top pitching product Casey Kelly, for Gonzalez.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Eric
    December 4th, 2010 at 5:24 pm #

    Great post. How do you think Yuk will do at 3rd?

  2. LestersLegends
    December 4th, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    I think he’ll be fine, but may be more likely to get hurt.

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