Monday, November 26, 2007

Yankees Talking To Minnesota About Santana

According to ESPN, the Yankees have begun preliminary discussions with the Twins regarding a Johan Santana deal.

There is no way of knowing how far along such negotiations have gotten. It's very possible the Yankees have simply thrown their proverbial hat into the ring, just like the Mets and Red Sox have already done.

From ESPN.com:
The New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins have started trade talks involving Johan Santana.

Yankees senior vice president Hank Steinbrenner said Monday that discussions are ongoing but it was too early to tell whether they would lead to a deal. He did not detail how far talks had progressed.

"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."

I would start with a trade proposal of Ian Kennedy, Melky Cabrera, Alan Horne and/or Jeff Marquez and go from there. Jose Tabata would be an interesting piece to consider adding to a deal, but I would refuse to deal Joba, Hughes or A-Jax. Understood you have to give up a lot to get a perennial Cy Young contender, but Phil Hughes should still be off limits.

1 comment:

Mr.Yankee said...

In my opinion. I think that We should'nt trade for Santana he becomes a free agent in 2008,
I wouldn't trade any of the big three (Chamberlain, Hughes or Kennedy) I would however trade Melky and I would love to get rid of Cano whom I think would flourish in Minnesota!
Let the Twinss sweat it out!!! Let's see the winter meeting come by and nobody take the trade bait! Let the season go by....Than watch Minnesota get desperate to trade him, and maybee his asking price go down?
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The only team i fear being able to snatch him from the Yankee's is the angels they have the prospects to get it done! Other than that , I'd wait it out....
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better a staff like this -->
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Santana L
Chamberlain R
Wang R
Hughes R
Kennedy R/Chase Wright L
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than without ???
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And what if Joba doesn't work out as a starter, unlikely but still? and they have to put him back in the pen...or need him there? You still have Kenndy and Hughes!
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I think Kennedy is going to be a good one I think, Joba is a phenom and Hughes too much potential , I would however package Wang with Cano amd Cabrera.......WHAT DO YOU THINK???
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Besides: Next year there are alot top notch pitchers becomming free agents ....Santana...Sabathia ...etc. etc.... etc...
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?what do you think?