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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Twins want more for Santana

From John Harper:

The Yankees were hoping their decision Friday to include Phil Hughes in a trade package would seal a deal for Johan Santana, but the Twins weren't wowed by the offer. Instead, they let word leak Saturday that they will be perfectly happy to go into next season with Santana in their starting rotation if they don't get what they want.

And apparently what they want is another top-tier prospect from the Yankees, either pitcher Alan Horne or outfielder Austin Jackson, to go along with Hughes and center fielder Melky Cabrera. (New York Daily News)

I'd be perfectly fine going to battle with Phil Hughes in the rotation instead of Johan Santana. Unless the Twins' demands go down, the Yankees would be smart to walk away.

The Yankees felt that including Hughes would allow them to offer a lower-tier prospect. However, the Twins begged to differ.

Having Santana would be a bonus. As the rotation stands right now, it has the potential to be very good.


Anonymous said...

I think it would be in Santana's best interest for him to block any trade to Boston. If he sticks with the Twins for another season he'll definitely get get the most money out of the Yankees next year.

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