RBIs for the Padres this season.
The Red Sox's top target at the moment appears to be Padres star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.
Boston is most interested in offense, and there now appears to be even less optimism for Victor Martinez than there is for Gonzalez.
The Padres are for the first time telling teams now that they will listen to offers for Gonzalez and closer Heath Bell. But top Padres officials have also told teams they don't envision themselves trading Gonzalez, a popular figure in his hometown of San Diego.
The Red Sox have just the type of prospects to be able to form a decent package for Gonzalez but are reluctant to part with top prospect Clay Buchholz.
Boston has been in talks for weeks over Martinez, and one competing executive says, "If there was a deal to made, I assume it would have been made by now.''
The Red Sox also are talking to Toronto about star pitcher Roy Halladay. But Toronto has been consistent in saying it would take a premium for either AL East rival -- the Yankees or Red Sox -- to acquire Halladay.