Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Possible Santana Trade to Yanks

Yankees senior vice president Hank Steinbrenner said Monday that his team is involved in ongoing discussions with the Twins regarding Johan Santana.

We have to wonder how Brian Cashman feels about his boss talking to the press about anything and everything. At least Steinbrenner didn't completely spell out the Yankees' offer. "I don't want to get into that at this point, as far as what they want, what we're willing to give and all that," he said. "It's preliminary right now."

Santana is eligible for free agency after the 2008 season, and the Twins have been trying to sign the two-time AL Cy Young Award winner to an extension. Asked whether the Twins had said they would consider a trade, Steinbrenner responded: "Oh, yeah."

The New York Mets, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers also are thought to be interested in Santana, who is far better than any of the starting pitchers available on the free-agent market. Santana's agent, Peter Greenberg, has not spoken publicly about his talks with the Twins, who last week lost free-agent center fielder Torii Hunter to the Los Angeles Angels.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

If the Yanks can pick him up, and they have the cash to do it, that could be the piece they need to make another run at the AL Pennant.

Anonymous said...

Anglfn-

Now the Angels have some STICK as well and will be a force to be reckoned with.

Anonymous said...

A-Rod, Santana, Posada, DJ, the Sox' days are numbered!!!

Anonymous said...

NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND!! Guess who is in the 'Santana Derby' and in fact the front runner?? The LA Angeles baby! Some pitching to go with all of that stick! Going back to the show!

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