Sweeny Says: Padres’ GM On Gonzo Deal
By Sweeny Murti
The Red Sox and Padres officially completed their trade that sent 3-time All-Star slugger Adrian Gonzalez to Boston for P Casey Kelly, 1B Anthony Rizzo, OF Reymond Fuentes, and a player to be named later.
The Padres feel they got the best package they could for a player they wouldn’t be able to afford to re-sign after this year. Baseball America ranked the 21-year old Kelly as the best prospect in the Red Sox organization. Rizzo was ranked 3rd in the Boston chain, while Fuentes was ranked 6th.
Here is Padres GM Jed Hoyer, a former assistant GM in Boston, talking about the trade and what it means for San Diego going forward: