It seems as if the Boston Red Sox have traded for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez from the Padres for a slew of prospects. What does this mean to us Rays fans? Let's think about it. The Rays are the defending ALE champions, and in fact have won the division two of the last three seasons, despite the signings of top free agents by the Red Sox and Yankees. We have seen the Red Sox sign/trade for the likes of , Mike Cameron, John Lackey, Adrian Beltre, JD Drew, Marco Scutaro, Billy Wagner and Victor Martinez. The Yankees have brought aboard Mark Texiera, AJ Burnett, CC Sabathia, Curtis Granderson, Lance Berkman, Nick Johnson, Javier Vasquez and Kerry Wood, while holding on to their own free agents.
Many here on DRB are dismayed by this Gonzalez news, where i look at it as off season business as usual for the Yankees and Red Sox. As many of you have seen, the off season me, is one of calm and optimism, the in game person becomes very reactionary. So i'll close with the words 'In Andrew, we trust'