The W
Views: 99866293
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
20.10.14 2122
The W - Baseball - Boston Gets Their Man, Adrian Gonzalez to the Sox
This thread has 6 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 4.51
Pages: 1
(150 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (13 total)
BigDaddyLoco
Scrapple








Since: 2.1.02

Since last post: 7 hours
Last activity: 9 min.
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.96
It's been what seems like years of wooing and flirtation, but today the Red Sox look as if they have finally landed Adrean Gonzalez from the Padres Click Here (sports.espn.go.com).

I feel bad for Padre fans, the team really should have seen if they could have done anything this year since they had such a good run last year.

It's great for the Red Sox. Gonzalez fits better than Crawford and Werth with the current team.

We keep hearing about possible NBA and NFL lockouts, but it's still baseball that can't seem to level the playing field. I guess as long as the Yankees and Red Sox are monsters baseball is going to be happy.

Promote this thread!
graves9
Landjager








Since: 19.2.10
From: Brooklyn NY

Since last post: 25 days
Last activity: 3 hours
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.20
Red Sox likely still signs Werth. Padres from what I've read got an excellent return http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/joe_lemire/12/04/gonzalez.trade.ap/index.html I know prospects could always bust but they got three top prospects for a guy that's a goner in a year. The Padres will likely trade Bell too. This will likely work out better than The McGriff for prospects trade did for them in 1993.

(edited by graves9 on 4.12.10 1403)

(edited by graves9 on 4.12.10 1439)
Big Bad
Scrapple








Since: 4.1.02
From: Dorchester, Ontario

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 21 hours
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.58
Gonzalez is going to be a big-time MVP candidate next year. This guy put up big numbers in the hitters' graveyard of Petco, so he's going to just kill it in Fenway. Great trade for Boston, and depressing, since it's another case of the rich getting richer. Hopefully at least the prospects headed to San Diego are good --- Hoyer should know them well, he's a former Boston guy.
redsoxnation
Scrapple








Since: 24.7.02

Since last post: 476 days
Last activity: 476 days
#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.91
Always have a concern about a player going from a laid back environment into the northeast corridor.
Now Tampa, I'll feel sorry for somewhat as they raised payroll somewhat the past few years to compete but will lose players. The Padres I have no sympathy for, as they had a payroll only higher than the Pirates and have or are trying to dump any player who makes any sort of money.
BOSsportsfan34
Pepperoni








Since: 2.1.03
From: MA

Since last post: 46 days
Last activity: 1 day
AIM:  
Y!:
#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.78
    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    Always have a concern about a player going from a laid back environment into the northeast corridor.



I think that gets a bit overstated. Granted you had Renteria fail here but you also had guys who came from arguable "laid-back environments" like Beckett, Lowell, Ortiz, Pedro, and many others who played well here.

As for A-Gon, I love the trade but I still wonder why they still couldn't have re-signed Victor Martinez. 4 years/$50M is a very reasonable deal for him.



"John McCain ran for president in 2000. Why couldn't we have elected him then? When he was sane." - Lewis Black
drjayphd
Scrapple
Moderator








Since: 22.4.02
From: Long Island

Since last post: 29 days
Last activity: 11 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.51
    Originally posted by BOSsportsfan34
    As for A-Gon, I love the trade but I still wonder why they still couldn't have re-signed Victor Martinez. 4 years/$50M is a very reasonable deal for him.


Not if they don't think he's worth it. He'd have to stay behind the plate all four years, and the Boston front office figured he'd only catch regularly for two years at best.

(edited by drjayphd on 5.12.10 1219)




You wanted the best, you got... the Out of Context Quote of the Week.

"It will beat Sheamus crotch by a mile." (JST)

David Adams
Boerewors








Since: 2.1.02
From: NJ

Since last post: 14 hours
Last activity: 12 hours
AIM:  
#7 Posted on
John Heyman is reporting that the deal fell through. Gonzalez wanted 8 years, Sox only want to go to 6.
graves9
Landjager








Since: 19.2.10
From: Brooklyn NY

Since last post: 25 days
Last activity: 3 hours
#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.20
Well now that Jason Werth got a 7 year deal , Gonzalez's demands don't see so crazy. Boy are The Nationals dumb.
David Adams
Boerewors








Since: 2.1.02
From: NJ

Since last post: 14 hours
Last activity: 12 hours
AIM:  
#9 Posted on
And now Heyman reversed his position and says Gonzalez has signed with the Sox.
jfkfc
Liverwurst








Since: 9.2.02

Since last post: 96 days
Last activity: 5 days
#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.91
    Originally posted by graves9
    This will likely work out better than The McGriff for prospects trade did for them in 1993.
Would you mind sharing any possible logic that makes a case that the trio of Anthony Rizzo, Casey Kelly, and Reymond Fuentes is going to "work out better" than Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter?
Stefonics
Bockwurst








Since: 17.3.02
From: Queidersbach

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 3 hours
#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.45
    Originally posted by jfkfc
      Originally posted by graves9
      This will likely work out better than The McGriff for prospects trade did for them in 1993.
    Would you mind sharing any possible logic that makes a case that the trio of Anthony Rizzo, Casey Kelly, and Reymond Fuentes is going to "work out better" than Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter?


Simple. He's not talking about the Alomar and Carter deal from 1990. He's talking about the McGriff for Vince Moore, Donnie Elliott and Melvin Nieves from 1993.



"What you don't understand, you can make mean anything."
-Palahniuk
jfkfc
Liverwurst








Since: 9.2.02

Since last post: 96 days
Last activity: 5 days
#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.91
    Originally posted by Kidbrooklyn
      Originally posted by jfkfc
        Originally posted by graves9
        This will likely work out better than The McGriff for prospects trade did for them in 1993.
      Would you mind sharing any possible logic that makes a case that the trio of Anthony Rizzo, Casey Kelly, and Reymond Fuentes is going to "work out better" than Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter?


    Simple. He's not talking about the Alomar and Carter deal from 1990. He's talking about the McGriff for Vince Moore, Donnie Elliott and Melvin Nieves from 1993.
Well now...THAT is damn sure logical!

(unlike my attention to detail)
StaggerLee
Scrapple








Since: 3.10.02
From: Right side of the tracks

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 11 hours
#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.63
    Originally posted by David Adams
    And now Heyman reversed his position and says Gonzalez has signed with the Sox.


What does Paul E have to do with any of this?
Thread rated: 4.51
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: Red Sox sign Carl Crawford for 7 years, $142M
Next thread: White Sox re-sign Paul Konerko for 3 years, $37.5M
Previous thread: Cashman needs his F*&king head examined
(150 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
if it's cited, like you did, you shouldn't have a problem. It's when you take someone else's work and claim it as your own is when you run into problems.
- Jimmy O, Big trouble in Minnesota (2007)
Related threads: So Long No-mah! - Lackey Boston Bound - Et tu, Ortiz? - More...
The W - Baseball - Boston Gets Their Man, Adrian Gonzalez to the SoxRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.148 seconds.