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Adrian Gonzalez can now be called a "former San Diego Padre."
Late last night, rumors were on fire that the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox were close to a deal that would send Gonzalez to the northeast. I was wanting to see if this was more than talk seeing as we went through this same kind of thing this time last year.
As I awoke this morning, I found the rumors to not only be more than talk, but it turned into fact a few hours ago. The Padres had dealt their All-Star first baseman to the Boston Red Sox.
What was unclear, at least to me at the time, what players were going to be involved in the deal. For a guy like Gonzalez, I figured they would be getting some big time talent back in the deal, guys that would make an immediate impact on the team in 2011. Right?
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