Source: A's set to deal Gio Gonzalez

By Gordon Edes The Oakland Athletics are on the verge of trading prized left-handed starter Gio Gonzalez, a baseball source told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney, and are expected to make a decision Thursday between offers from the Washington Nationals

The Athletics will trade Gio Gonzalez to the Nationals in a deal that further depletes Oakland's pitching staff and adds to Washington's potentially dominant rotation. The deal sends Gonzalez and minor league right-hander

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In his column yesterday, Rosenthal pointed out that “a number of quality starting pitchers — Gio Gonzalez, Wade Davis and John Danks in the AL; Matt Garza, Jair Jurrjens and Wandy Rodriguez in the NL — remain available in trade.

Looking at Prospects in the Gio Gonzalez Trade: A.J. Cole, Tom Milone, Derek Norris, and Brad Peacock.