What, the Jason Varitek signing didn’t do it for you?

If ever a team needed a blockbuster move to reinvigorate a slumbering fan base and reignite its championship chanced, it was the Boston Red Sox. And if ever a perfect move were available, the Sox found it.

The speculation has lasted longer than a year. It was on and off and on and off again. And now, finally, according to numerous reports it appears to be official.

The Red Sox are acquiring Adrian Gonzalez.

This is the biggest move the Sox have made in years. Forgive me, but J.D. Drew and Julio Lugo don’t do it for me. Mike Cameron is highly likeable, but highly replaceable. And don’t even get me started on Daisuke Matsuzaka.

This is the sort of move that lays the groundwork for another championship. Which, up until a few days ago, nobody was sure was still a priority for everyone in the Fenway Park offices.

With this one move, though, that is no longer a question. And, remarkably, the deal appears to have gone down about as perfectly as you could have asked from a Red Sox perspective.

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