Boston Herald is reporting that Alex Gonzalez is basically a Red Sox. Nothing formal has been posted, but he apparently passed his physicial last night in Boston.
Dennis and Callahan flunky Meiter (or however you spell it) suggested this AM an immediate three team deal that included Red Sox giving up:
Youk, Gonzalez, Lester, Graf, Wells, and a minor leaguer
to get in return:
Tejeda and Hee-Seop Choi
The rumored trade involved LA, which would give up Lowe and Choi and get Graf and Wells and maybe the minor leagure of Lester.
The Orioles would get Youk, Gonzalez, and Lester or/minor leaguer.
About 1 minute after explaining all the details, some one actually bothered to look up the rules on signing and trading a free agent. Apparently the earliest we could move Gonzalez is June.
So no block buster deal! Gonzalez is here to stay! Go defense!!!