With the winter meetings just a few days away, the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox are apparently not waiting to get their trade talks going.

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, via Twitter, the Red Sox and Padres are apparently in trade talks that would send not only closer Heath Bell to Boston but also All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. There’s no indication on what the Padres would require in return, but if Boston wants two all-stars, they’re going to have to put up a good package to get the deal done.

There are names that are going to be thrown around, and we’ll keep you updated as we get more news on this deal.

This isn’t the first time these two teams have talked about Gonzalez. They were deep in trade talks this time last year but couldn’t come to an agreement.

However, with Gonzalez, due to test free agency at the end of the 2011 season, the Padres are going to try and get what they can for him now.

I don’t blame them one bit. They can’t afford to re-sign him to the kind of money he’s going to require, so why not get what you can when his value is at its highest point.

Again, we’ll keep this updated as much as possible and get you every update we can as the news comes in.

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