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Padres' Gonzalez: 'I'm flattered'

Posted on: March 1, 2010 5:16 pm
Edited on: March 1, 2010 11:18 pm
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Adrian Gonzalez is fine with Jake Peavy's campaign to get him to the White Sox.

He's just not going to take part in the campaign himself.

"I'm flattered that he would want me as a teammate," the Padres first baseman said. "But I don't have any control about it. If [the Padres] trade me, they'll let me know after it happens. I don't even want to hear that they're talking about it."

Peavy told last week that he has already spoken to White Sox general manager Ken Williams about Gonzalez, and that he strongly endorsed the idea of trying to trade for him.

"I want Adrian to be my teammate over here," Peavy said.

Gonzalez watched Peavy go through all the trade rumors, before he was eventually dealt to Chicago last July 31. But unlike Peavy, Gonzalez doesn't have any no-trade rights, so he can't control where he goes.

The Padres aren't talking about trading Gonzalez right now, but some rival executives believe that they will be open to trading him as soon as they fall out of the National League West race this season.

Gonzalez repeated what he said when he reported to spring training last week, that he's fully committed to the Padres. His contract with San Diego runs through the end of the 2011 season.

"When I step into this clubhouse, I'm 100 percent Padres," he said. "When I leave this clubhouse, I'm 100 percent my wife and my family."

He also said today that he believes the new Padres ownership and management team is "moving in the right direction."

As for Peavy, Gonzalez said he has no doubt that his ex-teammate (and maybe future teammate?) will succeed in the American League.

"Obviously, he's going to do great wherever he goes," Gonzalez said. "He could pitch against the Yankees every time out and do good."


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Padres' Gonzalez: 'I'm flattered'

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Padres' Gonzalez: 'I'm flattered'

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Since: Nov 13, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2010 4:48 pm

Padres' Gonzalez: 'I'm flattered'

No surprise there - Peavy has always been complimentary about his old Padres teammate. However, a funny quote comes to mind when linking these two guys. Peavy, as a Padre, spoke about hot prospect Kyle Blanks, saying it was a shame that Blanks' path to the bigs was blocked by the best first baseman in te game. What makes this funny is that Jake Peavy has never played for the St. Louis Cardinals........

Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2010 2:34 pm

Padres' Gonzalez: 'I'm flattered'

Speaking of "dead wrong" review your own post...No Pitching other than Peavy? Ever heard of Buerhle, Danks, and Floyd? I am not an expert, but any GM in baseball would disagree with you!

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2010 2:21 pm

Padres' Gonzalez: 'I'm flattered'

Since the Pale Hose have NO PITCHING other than Peavy, Jake can say what he wants. If the goal is to just win the CENTRAL Kluszewski, I would agree with you. If a higher goal is to play in the World are dead wrong!

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