Word out now that the Adrian Gonzalez deal is at best on hold and at worst dead.

If the deal is dead then I have lost a great deal of confidence in the Red Sox ability to build a winner. Why not go the extra step in getting this deal done? If it is cash then they just alienated their fanbase and a few of their minor leaguers. If there are other reasons, they better be good reasons (health concerns).

If the deal is on hold well then we just have to wait for a final answer (If I’m not back in 10 minutes, just wait longer).

Before I vent any further, let’s see what really happens.

Update: A deal is still possible but without an extension in place, I can’t imagine the Red Sox will want to give up as much. The two teams are free to tweak the deal and just make it a trade for one year.