Gordon Edes and Buster Olney both report that an Adrian Gonzalez acquisition may be in the cards for the Sox, and soon. Olney's Twitter feed was updated at 5am this morning stating that things are close enough for AG to be discussing a contract extension with the Sox. This would obviously mean good-bye to Adrian Beltre and a shift of Youk to third. We wonder who, if this rumor has legs, is this deal's Hanley Ramirez, or if Theo will be able to hold back his most prized possessions. First, let's see whether this is for real.
Update: Olney's latest tweet alludes to the possibility that SS Jose Iglesias is a potential piece in the deal.
Update 2: Ken Rosenthal in on the fun too.
Update 3: MLB supposedly approves a negotiating window for the Sox and AG.
Clarification: by "AG" we do not mean "attackgerbil". Sorry for any confusion and/or panic for our YFs.
Update 4: Olney reports that AG has been flown to Boston.
Update 5: The Boston Globe reports trade terms finalized, physical taken, everything is now pending contract extension. The players being sent from the Sox are Anthony Rizzo, Casey Kelly, and Rey Fuentes. Other reports state there also may be a PTBNL.