Based on the comments by Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino, the Red Sox seem very interested in signing 26-year old Cuban RHP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. Appearing on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Morning Show, Lucchino stated that Boston is looking at Gonzalez "pretty hard". The auction price for the defector from Castro's "Socialist Paradise" is around $60 million for five years. Of course, this type of signing obviates the need to trade away prized prospects for, say, a Jake Peavy or a Cliff Lee. The agent for Gonzaelz is now saying the list of landing spots is down to five teams. The Red Sox have consistently been rumored as among the top suitors.