Originally posted on Friarhood  |  Last updated 8/24/13
When the San Diego Padres traded Adrian Gonzalez to the Boston Red Sox in December of 2010, Padres fans were in  an uproar. Once again the organization had traded away top talent because they weren’t willing to pay top dollar to a player. The players received in return? 1B Anthony Rizzo, OF Eric Patterson, RHP Casey Kelly and OF Reymond Fuentes. Rizzo and Kelly were the names in the trade, both highly regarded in the Red Sox organization and considered to be quick call ups to the major league team. Fuentes was intriguing due to his relation to All-Star Carlos Beltran, his cousin, and was a first round pick of the Red Sox in the 2009 draft. The jury is still out on this trade for the Padres. Kelly is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery performed during spring training of this season and Anthony Rizzo is playing for the Chicago Cubs. The player acquired in return for Rizzo, Andrew Cashner, has had a history of injuries but is just now starting to show the Padres, and their fans, what he...
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