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Gonzalez: 'We gave them our word'

Updated: December 23, 2010, 3:09 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

LA JOLLA, Calif. -- During their negotiations prior to officially acquiring Adrian Gonzalez from the San Diego Padres, the Boston Red Sox were told by Gonzalez that the terms he would seek on a contract extension would not change between December and the start of the season, even if Albert Pujols set the market with a mega-deal in the interim.

According to Gonzalez, that was a key concern for the Red Sox, who would have been in a tough spot had Pujols -- who, like Gonzalez, is eligible ...

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