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Report: Adrian Gonzalez Trade Falls Through

Adrian Gonzalez (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

UPDATE: Red Sox, Padres complete Adrian Gonzalez deal.

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According to SI’s Jon Heyman via Twitter, the Red Sox failed to reach an agreement on a contract extension for Adrian Gonzalez. It’s unclear if the trade is off.

The trade may not be dead yet, according to Jon Morosi of FOXSports:

Source on #Gonzalez and #RedSox: “Not done yet.” #Padres #MLB

Another source tells Morosi that there’s a better chance A-Gonz won’t be headed to Boston:

Source says better than 50/50 chance Gonzalez doesn’t end up w #RedSox. But we know this could change quickly. #Padres

Analysis

The sticking point appeared to be the length of the contract. Gonzalez was seeking an 8-year deal, while Boston was only looking to offer six years, which would work out to a difference of $40 million in guaranteed money. Why the two sides were not able to compromise is surprising, especially considering it was the first baseman’s “dream” to play with the Red Sox, and the feeling with Sox ownership was mutual, especially after Theo and Co. missed out on Mark Teixeira two years ago.

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One comment for “Report: Adrian Gonzalez Trade Falls Through”

  1. If this deal falls through because theo wouldn’t pony up the money would be disgusting

    Posted by mike | December 5, 2010, 3:45 pm

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