When the trade that would send Mike Lowell from the Red Sox to the Rangers came to light, one of my coworkers -- a big-time Yankee fan -- rejoiced. "They're going to get Adrian Beltre," he said with a dismissive laugh. "Enjoy that, suckers."
But then I teased him.
"You'll be sorry when they move Kevin Youkilis to third and trade for Adrian Gonzalez," I said.
"Never happen," was his reply.
And though Lowell has yet to actually be traded, Beltre might not be the target
I'm just sayin' -- the Red Sox already brought in John Lackey, this year's CC Sabathia (as the top free-agent pitcher available), and though they won't be getting the top hitter on the market (Matt Holliday or Jason Bay, whichever you prefer), if they get Gonzalez, they may essentially have the kind of offseason the Yankees had last winter.
Labels: Adrian Beltre, Adrian Gonzalez, free agents, Red Sox, trades