Sox reacquire A-Gonz, stand to lose Hoyer

There are rumblings that the Red Sox have traded for shortstop Alex Gonzalez today. The slick-fielding infielder played on the Red Sox in 2006, then signed a free agent contract with Cincinnati. In limited playing time this season, he’s produced a dismal .210/.258/.296 line in 270 PA. He played there one year, then lost all of 2008 to injury and personal issues. He’s only 32, and still shows his fielding ability, but I question what else he can bring to this club right now. If not anything else, I think Chris Woodward is out of a job.

In other news, assistant GM Jed Hoyer is one of three finalists to become the new GM of the Washington Nationals. He has been one of the keys to the Sox’ success since the change in ownership back in 2002. He is one of the four men who kept the Red Sox going when Theo Epstein temporarily resigned, and who are credited with bringing Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell to Boston. It will hurt if we lose him, but the Nats could definitely use some saber-savvy in their organization.


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