Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sox Getting Gio And/Or Bailey From A's?

UPDATE UPDATE: Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle says the Red Sox are not strongly in on Gonzalez and Bailey at this time.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says Boston may be looking for a blockbuster deal than lands both Gonzalez and Bailey. In that case, Middlebrooks (and others) would certainly go to Oakland.

According to the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo, the Red Sox are still negotiating with the Oakland Athletics about either Gio Gonzalez or Andrew Bailey (pictured). This dramatically heightens the possibility that Boston will come out of this with one of the pitchers—a very good result either way. Bailey will likely be less costly in terms of prospects, which could mean that Boston could hold on to their prized number one prospect—Will Middlebrooks.