Going for Gio
The buzz around Oakland starter Gio Gonzalez continues.
On Tuesday, CBSSports.com reported that the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Rangers and Tigers are among the teams pursuing a trade with the A’s to acquire the left-handed pitcher.
According to the Miami Herald, the A’s asked the Marlins for a package that included Logan Morrison or Mike Stanton for Gonzalez. ESPN’s Buster Olney later reported that the A’s did not ask for Morrison.
Oakland doesn’t need to trade Gonzalez this winter and won’t if not offered a sizable return, but the club — in a state of limbo because of an unclear stadium situation — is making all of its players not named Jemile Weeks available. The A’s are open to offers that would net them a handful of prospects who could christen a potential new stadium in a few years.