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08:14 AM ET 12.14 | Only one team can win the Yu Darvish posting chase. The others can turn their attention back to Gio Gonzalez. The 26-year-old A's left-hander remains the hottest name on the trade market, with the Tigers, Red Sox, Blue Jays and Rangers among the teams chasing him. Gonzalez will be arbitration-eligible in 2012, but a team acquiring him would have him under control for four years before free agency, which adds to his value. For now, though, the A's are asking a sky-high price. How high? Well, when the Marlins asked about Gonzalez at last week's winter meetings, sources said that the A's asked for budding star Mike Stanton in return. Understandably, that conversation was brief.

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December 14, 2011  08:17 AM ET

I think he'd look pretty good wearing the Old English D.

December 14, 2011  08:33 AM ET

Why would Oakland get rid of this kid...they still have him on the cheap for another year....next year they might start shopping him if his arbitration goes through the ceiling....

December 14, 2011  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Why would Oakland get rid of this kid...they still have him on the cheap for another year....next year they might start shopping him if his arbitration goes through the ceiling....

Didn't realize he was due arbitration this year coming up....your gonna have to knock Oaklands socks off with an offer...otherwise I see them keeping him .....

December 14, 2011  09:23 AM ET

This guy is about to hit his prime, why would Oakland trade him? Are they always rebuilding?

December 14, 2011  09:27 AM ET

Two caveats.

A's pitchers leaving the pitcher freindly confines of the Coliseum have not faired that well.

AL East teams especially should beware. Call it the John Lackey rule. Pitching in those bandboxes against those lineups do funny things to pitchers.

December 14, 2011  10:16 AM ET

The Red Sox have nothing to offer other than Reddick or Kalish, maybe a Middlebrooks...but seriously, this team's farm system is awful with zero pitching prospects on the horizon..

December 14, 2011  10:17 AM ET

id personally rather have danks and floyd from chicago. imagine that starting 5 plus the offense they are capable of putting on the field. sign madson to a 2-3 year deal, and keep bard as the setup man. even if one of the front 3 in that rotation gets hurt it would allow for a much better situation than they had last year. plus youd get two guys instead of one.

December 14, 2011  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The Red Sox have nothing to offer other than Reddick or Kalish, maybe a Middlebrooks...but seriously, this team's farm system is awful with zero pitching prospects on the horizon..

their farm system isnt awful, they just dont have much in the AA or AAA teams right now

December 14, 2011  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

This guy is about to hit his prime, why would Oakland trade him? Are they always rebuilding?

Because Billy Beane is a genius?

December 14, 2011  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The Red Sox have nothing to offer other than Reddick or Kalish, maybe a Middlebrooks...but seriously, this team's farm system is awful with zero pitching prospects on the horizon..

I have heard Jed Lowrie's name pop up in a potential deal, but I still don't see Boston having enough to offer Oakland.

December 14, 2011  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Because Billy Beane is a genius?

Billy Beane would like to think he is a genius. If he was so great, Oakland wouldn't have to cover up half their seats. When they had the Bash Brothers, they filled their ballpark.

December 14, 2011  12:23 PM ET

the angels may get into the bidding trade for gio gonzalez you never know!!!

December 14, 2011  12:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I think he'd look pretty good wearing the Old English D.

Would you rather see him wear the "D" then Turner and Castellenos? Because that's just the beginning of what it would take.

December 14, 2011  12:40 PM ET

......rangers are the probable destination for gio....in exchange for borbon and colby lewis.....

December 14, 2011  01:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I have heard Jed Lowrie's name pop up in a potential deal, but I still don't see Boston having enough to offer Oakland.

Amendment: Lowrie has been traded along with Kyle Weiland to the Astros for reliever Mark Melancon.

December 14, 2011  02:27 PM ET

Yu and Gio. I think that's the title to a video game or something

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December 14, 2011  06:40 PM ET

gio gonzalez would be the right fit for any team, boston, tigers, rangers, phillies, jays, nationals, angels, offcourse not just anybody would be able to get him unless they give a good talented player in return!!

December 14, 2011  06:43 PM ET

if somebody could get shields it could be the red sox, but do the boston team has what it takes to land a top pitcher??

 
December 14, 2011  06:44 PM ET

should the red sox get gonzalez? and if so who should the red sox trade for this elite pitcher?

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