Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Walters: Hughes Is Off The Table

Today, Charley Walters of The Pioneer Press echoed Minneapolis colleague, Joe Christenen, in asserting the Mets as the most likely destination for Johan Santana. Unfortunately, until any deal is finalized between Minnesota and a potential trading partner, reports of who's "in the lead" seem fruitless.

For Yankees fans, the most important morsel from Walters' piece are expressed in a mere four words: "No more Phil Hughes." Considering Hughes reported early to Spring Training, purchased a condominium in the Tampa area and has created a weblog with which to engage Yankees fans, all support the idea that the 21 year-old phenom is Bronx bound.

From the article:
The Twins say they're not panicking while holding out for the best deal for Johan Santana. But word within baseball circles is that offers by the New York Yankees (no more Phil Hughes) and Boston Red Sox are diminishing by the week. Best bet now for a trade of the two-time Cy Young Award winner appears to be with the New York Mets in a deal that would not include fast-rising hitter Fernando Martinez.
The Mets completing a trade for Santana which does not include F-Mart has to be seen as a major victory for Omar Minaya and the Mets. For Bill Smith, however, any deal excluding the top Mets prospect would mean defeat for the newly appointed Twins GM.

1 comment:

NextYearNow said...

hope this is the final nail in the santana coffin. i know the reporters keep saying yanks are out on santana but htis really seems like hughes is out of trade rumors now