MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 20: Alex Gonzalez #2 of the Atlanta Braves fields the ball against the Florida Marlins at Sun Life Stadium on September 20, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
Some rumors are head-scratchers, other rumors sound right because they were pre-ordained by the whichever mystical forces you believe in. This one is the latter. ESPN Deportes is reporting that the Giants are in talks with free-agent shortstop Alex Gonzalez.:
Alex González me dijo que no jugara con El Caracas.
Sorry, that says he won't play for the Caracas. Here's the real tweet:
San Fran in Talks with Alex Gonzalez - @Ken_Rosenthal
"Source: Free-agent SS Alex Gonzalez talking to #SFGiants. First reported by ESPN Deportes. #MLB"
Gonzalez also talking to Cards, Brewers - @SI_JonHeyman: as espn deportes reported, ...
"as espn deportes reported, #SFGiants in on alex gonzalez. so are #STLcards and the brew #crew. grt defender w/ some pop."
Rather than spend the next 70-80 words telling you what you hopefully already know about Alex Gonzalez (he's everything you'd expect in a Brian Sabean shortstop acquisition), why don't we go Oprah on eachother and tell us how this news/rumor makes us feel? My first feeling: JOY -- Reyes and/or Rollins are probably out of the question for the Giants now, and it would be weird if either landed there, wouldn't it?