Friday, November 5, 2010

A-Gon Trade Now More Likely

San Diego GM Jed Hoyer (he of the "I know every excruciating detail of the Red Sox organization" Hoyers) stated yesterday that his franchise first baseman, Adrian Gonzaelz, will be a free agent after the 2011 season. Translation: He needs to get value back for A-Gon in a trade lest he get nothing come next October.

Earth to Theo: Pounce! This is the moment we have to make the move that will propel the Red Sox into favorite status in the AL East. Trade whomever we need to (various combinations and permutations of Casey Kelly, Jacoby Ellsbury, Anthony Rizzo, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Jed Lowrie, or yes, even Jose Iglesias) to get Gonzalez. With Gonzalez anchored at first for 5 or 8 more years (he will need to be signed before the trade), we are instantly improved—dramatically.

With Hoyer a little more desperate to get something in return (now that Gonzalez and his agent have made the news public), we may end up giving up less than we would have a week ago. Go for it.