Friday, November 25, 2011
Red Sox Emerge As A Contender For Gio Gonzalez
It is fairly widely known that the Oakland A's have amazing pitching and terrible hitting. It is also fairly widely known that would be shopping one of their pitchers (probably Gio Gonzalez or Trevor Cahill) to get some offense in return. Yesterday, I heard a report that the Red Sox were "very high" on Gio Gonzalez, a lefty who has emerged as one of the better pitchers in baseball over the last couple of years. In 2011, he had his second straight great year, going 16-12/3.12/197. On a better team, like the Red Sox, Gonzalez could easily become a 20-game winner and a perennial Cy Young candidate. Of course, the Red Sox are not the only team in on Gonzalez, as multiple reports have surfaced of him possibly going to the Marlins or *gasp* the Yankees. Now, the problem is how to get Gio. After the Adrian Gonzalez trade, many of our high-caliber prospects are gone. However, seeing as Gonzalez is one of the best starters in the game right now, I would be very open to making a package around Will Middlebrooks or Bryce Brentz. If the Red Sox could land Gonzalez, I would be incredibly happy.