For the moment, discussions between the Red Sox and Padres concerning first baseman Adrian Gonzalez are going nowhere, according to a major league source. And it’s for the obvious reason – compensation. Padres GM Jed Hoyer, certainly familiar with Boston’s inventory, is asking for Clay Buchholz and righthanded pitching prospect Casey Kelly or outfielder Ryan Westmoreland.
This from Nick Cafardo in today's Boston Globe. We find this really hard to believe, that Theo wouldn't move Clay (as much as we like Clay and think he could be a big contributor) and one of two guys who are at least two years, perhaps never, from being in the Majors, for Adrian Gonzalez. Hence we think that Nick Cafardo (or his source) just made this all up.