Monday, January 14, 2008

Report: Yankees Take Hughes Off Table

According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN Radio, the Yankees have removed a trade offer to the Twins built around righthanded pitcher Phil Hughes. Acquiring Johan Santana without a deal including Hughes would be nearly impossible, though the Twins appear to be lowering their demands.

From the ESPN article:

For the second time this offseason, the Yankees have pulled their Phil Hughes-centered trade offer for Johan Santana off the table.

The Yankees, then, will not restart trade talks with the Twins unless Hank Steinbrenner has another change of heart, a baseball official with knowledge of the talks told 1050 ESPN Radio's Andrew Marchand.

The Yankees' desire Monday to turn their attention away from the two-time Cy Young winner leaves Boston and the New York Mets as Minnesota's trade partners, the official told Marchand.

"We're not desperate, so we're not going to chase anything," Steinbrenner told the New York Daily News in early January.
Then again, Hank changes his mind more than Bill Smith at a McDonalds drive-thru. Luckily for Hughes, there is always Hal and Cash around to talk sense to him.

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