Report: Red Sox Might Be Working On "Monster Deal" For Both Gio Gonzalez, Andrew Bailey

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit baseball rumors. From Ken Rosenthal:

Sources: #RedSox trying to get G. Gonzalez, Bailey in "monster" deal. #Rangers, #Rays also on Bailey. #Nationals team to beat on Gio. #MLB

When I read the world "monster", it triggers something in my brain that reads the whole tweet in John Malkovich's voice from Rounders, which makes Ken Rosenthal that much more interesting.

A Bailey/Gonzalez package in the same deal? When I think about how many prospects that would take, I'm reminded of the Thomas Lennon quote from "Mind Match":


All ... all of them.

But SB Nation's Marc Normandin isn't so sure, telling us that ...

Bogaerts/Lavarnway are their only off the table guys, as far as I know.

Those are the two pieces they don't want to give up because they think that's the next wave of cost-controlled guys who let them do what they want on free agency.

Sounds about right, but if they're going to compete with the Nats, the idea of untouchable for non-Bryce Harpers probably has to be a little flexible. It would certainly take a wheelbarrow full of young players going over to Oakland, and probably a few rolls of quarters so they could afford sodas once they got there. 

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