There was no question that interest in first baseman Adrian Gonzalez would come from all different sides, but there was a question about whether the Padres would or could trade him. If you look at this from a public relations side of things, it would be San Diego's worst nightmare, especially with long time closer Trevor Hoffman now with the Milwaukee Brewers and young right-hander Jake Peavy with the Chicago White Sox. Trading Adrian Gonzalez would possibly be worse than those two combined. The Seattle Mariners made their interest known during the winter meetings, but talks never really got started. ESPN.com's Jayson Stark, via Twitter , said that any rumors surrounding Gonzalez shouldn't really be taken seriously because the Padres showed no motivation in trading their All-Star first bas ...
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