Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Gonzalez Brothers

Adrian Gonzalez may be the among the best first baseman the Padres have had, better than Garvey and Willie McCovey while they were in San Diego.  Both of them were at the tail end of their careers while Adrian is just getting started in his.  I hope the Padres hang on to him, instead of like they have so many times before dealing someone just when they get good.  I wish the Padres could get an owner who had lots of money for payroll.  Adrian has hit 130 home runs for the Padres in just 4 years.  I would like to see him there much longer.  I got this signed through the mail, I can tell by the color pen I sent him.

Edgar Victor Gonzalez is five years older than his brother Adrian.  They are the sixth set of brothers to have played for the Padres and the fourth set of brothers to have played together for San Diego.  Edgar has only played 2 seasons in the majors, both with the Padres.  He is on the free agent market this winter so it will be interesting to see where he ends up.  He survived a scary beaning incident this season.  When I sent this card to Edgar to get signed I also sent him several extras I had and I received a nice note back from him.  I got this signed through the mail early in 2009. 

1 comment:

zman40 said...

Don't worry, Rod. I still have plenty of Padrographs to go. I meant that the Cunnane card was the next to last Padrograph on a card from 1998.

As a Royals fan, I know what you mean about getting an owner willing to spend money.