NL West Competition Just Got A Little Easier

San Diego Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez adjusts his batting glove against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning at Coors Field on September 13, 2010 in Denver. UPI/Gary C. Caskey Photo via Newscom

Sources say one of the best first basemen in Major League Baseball has left the NL West, the San Diego Padres more specifically, and taken his talents to Boston.  That man, Adrian Gonzalez.  All I can say is, see ya!  I'm sure I speak for NL West fans and teams all over and say we won't miss you.

The Arizona Diamondbacks should be especially thankful this morning about this news.  Gonzalez has tormented D'backs pitching over the years.  He has hit a boat load of home runs against the D'backs at Chase Field.  Gonzalez right now in my opinion was the best first baseman in the division, at least from an offensive standpoint.  From an offensive standpoint, he was one of the best offensively all together in the division.

I'm also not going to miss Gonzalez for another reason.  His mouth.  This past summer when Arizona passed the controversial Senate Bill 1070, Gonzalez came out and said he would not come to the All-Star game in Phoenix next July if this bill was allowed to become law.  I'm fine with that.  Stay away.  Anyone who boycott's Arizona for this bill clearly has the right to do so, but is completely uneducated on how this bill will effect people.  As of right now, that law is still being fought in the courts.  I still hope he stays away.  I'm a National League guy through in and through out.  The heck with the American League.

As for now, Gonzalez seems to be going to the Boston Red Sox.  He will be a good fit for the American League.  Let him go torment the New York Yankees.  I look forward to the first time he gets booed in Yankee Stadium.

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  • Edwin Allen

    I think he probably feels that, if the Arizona law doesn’t get shot down as unconstitutional, then even legal residents of Arizona of hispanic descent are gonna get hassled. I don’t see what possible education could change the fact that racial profiling almost certainly is one likely potential outcome of this bill.

    • http://fox James Spencer

      I will refrain from commenting about your opinion of our solution to illegal immigrants. I will say that if a player can’t separate baseball from politics and doesn’t want to come here to Arizona, we will not miss them. Have a nice life elsewhere, who cares! As far as a player, I agree with the writer, I am glad to see him go, he is a dangerous threat at the plate.