Originally posted on Friarhood  |  Last updated 1/13/13
Adrian Gonzalez – “I bleed Dodger blue” Even while in San Diego, it always seemed like Adrian Gonzalez would not be happy.  Small market, big park, no national love.  One of the greatest hitters in Padres history always seemed as though he was just playing his days out in San Diego.  Loved by the fan base and the Mexican community, a combination of his desire to pursue the big lights and ownerships unwillingness to spend money eventually led to the break up of Gonzalez with the city of San Diego. Gonzalez eventually was traded to the Red Sox, but what some fans still fail to recognize is that he was always going to leave San Diego. He was going to turn his back on San Diego regardless.  At least the Padres were able to get a few prospects instead of draft pick compensation.  When Gonzalez was traded to the Dodgers last season, fans in San Diego had mixed feelings.  A player they loved for years was now playing for the enemy. Adrian is a great player and in my opinion, will thrive being
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