… the more we don’t know.
Those scenarios presume a trade of Ramírez, with the San Diego Padres still looming as the No. 1 landing spot for the righthanded slugger. Ace righthander Jake Peavy, who is a five-year big league veteran even though he doesn’t turn 26 until May 31, is the prize the Sox are seeking in return.
The Dodgers … position is still somewhere on the periphery, as they weigh whether they want to part with their kids.
As of yesterday neither Peavy’s name nor that of first baseman Adrian Gonzalez had been brought up by either club. … By all accounts, the Red Sox’ most fruitful talks have been with the Dodgers, but the Sox have yet to indicate if they are satisfied with what they can get in return.
So who’s taking whom for a ride? I find it incredibly hard to believe that the Red Sox and Padres have undergone trade talks without mentioning Peavy and Gonzalez, the only two major leaguers of significant value in San Diego. And how can trade talks be "fruitful" if one of the sides hasn’t indicated whether they like the offer? Ah, the joys of the hot stove.