Padres Exercise Option On Adrian Gonzalez

The Padres announced today they've exercised their $6.2MM club option for 2011 on first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.  The option reached that amount due to incentives, tweets MLB.com's Corey Brock.  Given Gonzalez's production, this was an obvious decision.

Gonzalez, 28, hit .298/.393/.511 with 31 home runs this year in 692 plate appearances.  He'll earn over $100MM as a free agent after the 2011 season, but the Padres' willingness to trade him this winter might be affected by their unexpected success in 2010.


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  1. start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

    Gee… what a shocking turn of events.

  2. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    What a bold move. With a capital B.

    joke

  3. moonraker45 5 years ago

    :O

  4. If I am AGon right now then I would be so pissed at this 😛

  5. Infield Fly 5 years ago

    Can you “say no-brainer?” children? I knoooooow you can!!

    • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

      no brainer.

      I’m still a child

      • Infield Fly 5 years ago

        Ey, as baseball fans we pretty much all are – at heart. I guess that makes us the boys of the Winter Leagues — even if it’s only around the “hot stove!” 😉

        Well, sorta…no disrespect to our peeps in the Dominican, Venezuela, etc. They’re playing for real!

        • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

          MLBTR readers = THE Winter Boys!

        • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

          I meant THE winter league boys! The hot stove league boys!

        • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

          I meant THE winter league boys! The hot stove league boys!

  6. AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs 5 years ago

    Why the shock? I think it’s pretty obvious with Hoyer at the helm that he isn’t goin anywhere any time soon.

  7. wickedkevin 5 years ago

    Yeah, and Grizzly Adams had a beard.

  8. dickylarue 5 years ago

    Bowden, Doubront, Pimental, Rizzo, Reddick, Scutaro, Papelbum, Ellsbury, JD Drew and Dice K straight up!

    • crazypillz 5 years ago

      we should add buchholz, lester, becket, and lackey just in case bowden, dubront, pimental, rizzo, reddick, scutaro, papelbum, ellsbury, jd drew and dice k aren’t enough

    • stl_cards16 5 years ago

      Yes, the Padres are always looking to take on $50 million in salaries

    • plus Kelly and 90% of their salaries then the Padres might think about it

    • woadude 5 years ago

      not if you dont include Lars Anderson and Kalish

      • dickylarue 5 years ago

        …and an autographed 8×10 of Theo & the giant C from Varitek’s uniform!

        • woadude 5 years ago

          damn forgot about Varitek’s C that definatly has to be thrown in and if they dont take that deal, they are the worst team in baseball

  9. Slopeboy 5 years ago

    So he plays in San Diego until July…?

    • Zuidvogels 5 years ago

      He’s there until they fall out of contention in ’11. Then he will get traded. Then he will become a FA and sign with the highest bidder.

  10. mrmet128 5 years ago

    Omar Minaya would have declined that option

    • 0bsessions 5 years ago

      Pfft, and collect two draft picks? Minaya would’ve traded him to the Sox for Hideki Okajima by now.

      • mrmet128 5 years ago

        hahah, i could see that. i could also him declining this option, letting him become a FA, and not offering arb.

      • mrmet128 5 years ago

        hahah, i could see that. i could also him declining this option, letting him become a FA, and not offering arb.

  11. mrmet128 5 years ago

    Omar Minaya would have declined that option

  12. Reading the comment above about AGon being a Padre until July only confirms what I suspected, few people think that the Giants are for real, in spite of the fact that they really did not face much opposition after the Braves. Because if you think that the Giants are for real, then you have to think that the Padres are for real. I’m confident that one of the four teams from the NL West that does not play in AZ will be serious contenders for a ring next season as well, but it most likely will be SF or SD.

    AGon is not going anywhere until after ’11, because the Friars will be in it all season, if not all the way through the ’11 postseason.

    Offense is given way too much weight when considering team strength, the Giants just proved that dominant pitching and good defense can beat quality offense, pretty easily too. The Padres feature dominant pitching, and good defense.

  13. Reading the comment above about AGon being a Padre until July only confirms what I suspected, few people think that the Giants are for real, in spite of the fact that they really did not face much opposition after the Braves. Because if you think that the Giants are for real, then you have to think that the Padres are for real. I’m confident that one of the four teams from the NL West that does not play in AZ will be serious contenders for a ring next season as well, but it most likely will be SF or SD.

    AGon is not going anywhere until after ’11, because the Friars will be in it all season, if not all the way through the ’11 postseason.

    Offense is given way too much weight when considering team strength, the Giants just proved that dominant pitching and good defense can beat quality offense, pretty easily too. The Padres feature dominant pitching, and good defense.

  14. cejc21 5 years ago

    Braves will sign him in 2012 after Chipper Jones is retired.

    • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

      Problem with your theory is Gonzalez hits FA next offseason. Chipper is on the payroll 2 more years.

  15. Brandon 5 years ago

    If A-Gon is not traded this winter they will not get as much in return for him…sure the 2 picks are greatbut the return from a trade would work better in the short term but that is just common sense.

  16. 0bsessions 5 years ago

    I prefer the network television version:

    “You eat sssssstuff for breakfast?!”

  17. 0bsessions 5 years ago

    I prefer the network television version:

    “You eat sssssstuff for breakfast?!”

  18. Koby2 5 years ago

    Apparently the comment moderators prefer the network tv version as well. Have the comment moderators never seen Happy Gilmore?

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