The San Diego Padres have finally cashed in their most valuable asset, trading Adrian Gonzalez to the Boston Red Sox for three prospects (RHP Casey Kelley, 1B Anthony Rizzo, and OF Reymond Fuentes) and a player to be named later.
The Padres are clearly going to have a tough time competing this season, dealing away by far their best offensive force. However, they’ve just made an already solid farm system that much better, adding three highly regarded prospects into the mix.
We’ll have more analysis as the day unfolds and things become official. For now, feel free to discuss the trade here.