Tuesday, July 21, 2009 | The Padres have several holes to fill on their roster and high in the farm system.
One way to do it: Trade Adrian Gonzalez.
An All-Star and Gold Glover who is cheaply under contract through 2011, Gonzalez cannot veto a trade and almost certainly would fetch a lot of young talent.
Gonzalez, though, is “the face of the franchise,” in the words of none other than Tony Gwynn. Smooth and powerful, he is the best reason to watch these Padres.
It’s a lot to consider for Jeff Moorad, the team’s CEO and vice chairman.
For now, it’s a non-issue.