Adrian Gonzalez stands on first base after singling in a game against the Balitimore Orioles in April
Adrian Gonzalez was traded to the Red Sox, the first feeling that came
over hometown fans was happiness. Because for two years, Theo Epstein
& Co. have flirted with Epstein protégé Jed Hoyer, executive VP and
general manager of the San Diego Padres, regarding the availability of a
guy Epstein has coveted since before the 2004 season.
With the State Farm Home Run Derby set
for later tonight at Chase Field in Phoenix, American League captain
David Ortiz looks to carry his squad to victory in what has become a
brand-new derby format.Each
league will have one captain -- last year's champion, Ortiz, for the AL
and Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder, the 2009 Home Run Derby
champion for the NL.