The San Diego Padres picked up the $6.2 million option to keep 1B Adrian Gonzales for another year. It was a no brainer to pick up the option on an MVP type player for next season at that type of money.
The only question that we have is “How long will he remain a San Diego Padre?” Adrian wants to be paid big money like Mark Texiera and the Padres are not willing to pay that type of money for him. If Adrian will not settle for the “San Diego Discount” then the Padres will look to trade him to another team and see what prospects that they can get for him.
The Padres would then be left with Kyle Blanks as the replacement for Gonzales. Blanks needs to step up his performance from last year and will need to recover from injury. The Padres will likely bring in a veteran to help Blanks at the position.