Is this guy eager to play ball or what? Adrian Gonzalez checked in to the Boston training camp in Florida yesterday, the first Red Sox player to do so. It will be fascinating to see how Gonzalez does in his first season for the BoSox after five seasons with the San Diego Padres.
I have a great deal of respect for Gonzalez as a hitter. Every time he came up to bat against the San Francisco Giants, I’d twitch a bit, knowing that with one swing of the bat he could change the course of the game.
Gonzalez has been a big deal in San Diego, but I doubt most baseball fans in the east know much about him. If he gets off to a fast start, he’ll receive a huge amount of attention. And if he produces against the Yankees, the sky’s the limit.