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Gio Gonzalez Trade Rumors: Blue Jays Pursuing A's Pitcher, According To Reports

The Oakland Athletics are entertaining offers for their All-Star left-hander, Gio Gonzalez. According to several different reports, the Toronto Blue Jays are in hot pursuit and may be the most attractive option for both sides.

On Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle tweeted the following:

I hear Gio Gonzalez is the #BlueJays' focus, as I'd also heard last week. They have too many outfielders after today's trade. #Athletics
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Slusser later followed this up with a post on SFGate's Athletics blog, The Drumbeat by noting that the Blue Jays are flush with prospects in the wake of the Roy Halladay trade. Her sources are claiming that the A's are seeking a minimum of two of any organization's top four prospects for Gonzalez, as well as some mid-level minor leaguers.

Another Slusser article on the Chronicle website noted that the Athletics are perfectly willing to hold on to their top players if they're unable to find a perfect deal and move them next summer when the market improves. Gonzalez would definitely qualify as one of Oakland's elite players.

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