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Red Sox talks for Padres’ Gonzalez “going nowhere”

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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has been following the Adrian Gonzalez situation pretty closely this winter, but recent talks between the Red Sox and Padres are going nowhere. For now, that is.

At conflict is the players San Diego will receive in return. New general manager Jed Hoyer has asked for Clay Buchholz and either prospect outfielder Ryan Westmoreland or right-hander Casey Kelly. As of now, the Red Sox aren’t receptive to the asking price, but all things considered, it’s a pretty reasonable return for two years of team control on Gonzalez. They may be more inclined to bite the bullet and make a deal if Jason Bay leaves via free agency.

Expect some continued to-and-fro over the course of the winter between the clubs, but the most interesting note from Cafardo’s piece is a teammate of Gonzalez indicating that Boston would be the first baseman’s preferred destination should he be traded. The Mariners and Mets, among others, are also rumored to have varying degrees of interest in the 27-year-old Gonzalez.