Art Martone

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    Gonzalez' status in San Diego was thrown into question early in spring training when his agent made it clear there would be no more team-friendly deals and that Gonzalez would be seeking a contract in the Mark Teixeira range (8 years, 180 million) when he reached free...
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    2009 was Gonzalez' breakout year, as he reached the 40-homer plateau for the first time and was named one of baseball's two most underrated players in an MLB.com poll of executives and managers. He was named to the All-Star team again, and also won another Gold Glove. He...
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    Gonzalez earned his first All-Star berth in 2008 and went 1-for-3 in the game with a single and a sacrifice fly. He also won the Gold Glove as the National League's best defensive first baseman for the first time. 2008 STATISTICS GAMES: 162 AT-BATS: 616 RUNS: 103 HITS: 172...
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    Just before the start of the season, Gonzalez agreed to a team-friendly, four-year, 9.5 million contract, with a club option for 2011 of 5.5 million. Though his batting average and OBP dipped a bit in 2007, he once again led the team in home runs and RBI. He is shown here...
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    Given the chance to play regularly, Gonzalez blossomed into a quality major-league regular in 2006. He led the Padres in home runs and batting average and became the first player to have more than one multiple-homer game in a season at Petco Park. 2006 STATISTICS GAMES: 156...
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    Stuck behind Mark Teixeira at first base in Texas, Gonzalez spent a good portion of the 2005 season with the Triple-A Oklahoma RedHawks, where he batted .338 with 18 home runs and 65 RBI in 84 games. Seeing there was no spot for him with the Rangers, many teams -- including...
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    Adrian Gonzalez was the first overall pick of the 2000 draft; he was selected by the Marlins and was the first infielder chosen No. 1 since Alex Rodriguez in 1993. He suffered a wrist injury that Florida felt would hinder his swing, and thus was included in a trade with...

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