There was a 0.0000001% chance that Adrian Gonzalez would become a free agent after the 2010 season (you know, it actually may have been 0.0000002%). That chance officially just went to zero as the San Diego Padres have picked up Gonzalez’s option for 2011 – for the pittance of $6.2 million (up from $5.5 million due to incentives reached per @Follow The Padres).
Now, as far as the Chicago Cubs go, the waiting game begins – will the Padres make Gonzalez available this Winter? Next season? Will the Cubs sign Adam Dunn or wait on Gonzalez? Will Jim Hendry finish that donut?
Only one of these questions has an immediately apparent answer. We’ll have to wait on the rest.