Looks like there are other interested parties involved in this Adrian Gonzalez.
Oh this is endearing, Adrian would prefer to be traded to Boston.
if adrian gonzalez is traded, he hopes its boston, i hear. could have something to do with their ability to win & to give him teixiera deal
I think if I was one of these teams I'd be concerned that Gonzalez still is 4 months away from being able to swing a bat due to his recent shoulder surgery. As a Padres fan I'm worried that it could affect his trade value, hopefully interested teams can overlook that risk.
And we could lose Heath Bell too:
Heard this: The Padres and Red Sox are making progress in Adrian Gonzalez talks. If completed, this would take Boston out of the Adrian Beltre talks. Also: One of the possible combos discussed, among many, has included Heath Bell going to Boston.
UPDATE: Okay Heath Bell is not part of the deal.
Source: #Padres "absolutely" will trade Heath Bell. One yr left in arb, $4M last yr. FA closers avail include Soriano, Jenks. Teams with poss interest in #Padres' Bell: #WhiteSox, #Angels, #Rangers, #Marlins, #Cardinals, #BlueJays, #Rays. Affordable for 1 yr. #MLB #MLB
Second source offers completely different view on H. Bell, saying it's "highly unlikely" #Padres will move him this off-season. Reasons #Padres would keep Bell: 1. Don't want to further upset fans; 2. Don't want to deplete 'pen; 3. Bell would bring more in July. #MLB #MLB