BOS Youkilis Training at 3B, Making Room for A-Gon?

Sports Illustrated Baseball writer reported that Kevin Youkilis is training at the 3B position for the upcoming season and that just brings more speculation about the rumor of them making a play for Adrian Gonzales. The loudest noise that any team is making for A-Gon is Boston and I have the feeling that it is just a matter of time before we see him in a Boston uniform.

There are a number of prospects that we can get from them and it would first start with Jacoby Ellsbury. We just made a move to bring in Cameron Maybin and it may not make as much sense as before, BUT Ellsbury is an athlete and would be a MONSTER in Petco Park. His style of play is perfect for the way that Petco plays. Even though it looks like our outfield is crowded, I would still try to make a play for Jacoby.

Jed Lowrie is definitely a name that we should keep an eye on during this process. The Padres do not have any of their middle infielders signed for the season at this point. There have been rumors for the Padres in on Jason Bartlett and the Japanese SS. The Padres are trying to find the player for the future at that position and I don’t see anyone in the organization that is ready at this time.

Topics: Adrian Gonzales, Boston Red Sox, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jed Lowrie, Kevin Youklis, San Diego Padres

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  • Laurence

    Are the Sox making room for Adrian?…yea, I suppose its possible. Are the Sox intent on including Ellsbury in the potential trade?…not necessarily, in my opinion. And I dont think Maybin is on standby for Ellsbury.

    For all we know, if the trade does happen, maybe Venable is the guy who goes to Boston and makes room for Ellsbury coming here. I reckon Maybin could move over to a corner spot or Maybin stays where he is and Ellsbury goes to a corner spot… but I dont really see that happening.

    Although, I have to admit, an OF with both Maybin and Ellsbury out there, along with Ludwick, who is no slouch on defense, would be the sickest in the NL West.

    And the thought of Ellsbury and Maybin at the top of the order, makes my eyeballs dance.

    I have no idea what Hoyer has up his sleeves but this off season should be pretty interesting here in San Diego.

  • http://boltbeat.com Ernie Padaon

    our huge outfield is perfect to have to “center fielders” out there to cover all the ground. Just the thought of this possibility is amazing. The team would be built around speed and defense! I am sure that pitchers like Chris Young would LOVE to have that kind of outfield defense!

  • Larry Faria

    I’m not too sure Boston would trade for Adrian when They have only to wait until the end of the season when he’s a FA, saving them the loss of prospects. They can put Youklis BACK at third (he doesn’t need “training”) and get a fill-in for first base this year.

    Epstein and Hoyer know each other too well, and would probably be wary of making any deal they can avoid. There’s still Moorad in the mix, unwilling to trade Adrian and take a PR hit after last year’s improvement.

    My best guess is Adrian stays all year (netting a first rounder and supplemental in 2012) unless the Padres are far out of the division race AND Boston has a ready prospect who can fill a hole (SS, 2B, C). That seems unlikely, since the Sox gave up Hanley Ramirez and STILL haven’t filled the SS hole that trade caused, they have to wonder about li’l Pedroia’s durability, and they just lost their catcher.

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