The Padres have quite a bit on their minds right now as they are making a playoff push into the postseason. But it seems like Adrian Gonzalez wants to bring more attention to the team as he announces that he wouldn't mind listening to what the Cubs have to offer when he becomes a free agent after 2011.
Gonzalez noted to the Chicago Sun Times the upside and positives in Chicago right now, that wouldn't make it a bad place to play. Maybe the thought that they have not won a World Series in over 100 years skipped his mind.
The Cubs are going to have to flash the big bucks in order to reel him out of San Diego. But the market for the power hitting first-baseman will always include big- name teams like the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox front office were rumored to have made several attempts at trading for the slugger in the past.
The Red Sox have to be the front runners for Adrian Gonzalez's services after the 2011 season. They have the money and interest, the offer will be on the table for Gonzalez. It's deal or no deal for them.
The Padres pulled him off the trading block when they were at the top of the National League West standings. If Gonzales is already on a contending team and things keep going upward in San Diego, why wouldn'the want to stay?
The Padres' first-baseman started to sound like he was ready to leave town as he noted how great the ballpark in the Windy City would be for him and how his wife loves Chicago's shopping.
Hey, baseball wives have a lot of say in the destination that their husbands choose during free agency. Leigh Teixeira had her husband choose the Yankees in the eleventh hour, and one year later he has a championship ring.
If that's the case with Mrs. Gonzalez and the Cubs finally win big, she could be put into the Cubs Hall of Fame in an instant.