KW wrote:I love how people still think the Padres are going to trade their franchise player (and hometown guy)for prospects after being in the playoff hunt all year.
If the Sox want Gonzalez they need to be prepared to trade Clay plus prospects.
Please tell me how the Rays will suck next year.
Pads won't be able to resign him after 2011, the last year of his deal. And they don't really expect to be in the hunt every year.
Rays will be losing lots of guys and not replacing them. They will not be bidding for Crawford, and will be trading at least one starter, likely Garza, I'd guess. And their pen CAN'T be as good next year.
They won't "suck", but they'll be a clear 3rd best if the Sox address their issues.