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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Yanks have a shot at Santana - Is Hank interested?

According to the New York Daily News, Hank Steinbrenner has been preparing a "final offer" for Johan Santana.

"I think the Twins realize our offer is the best one," Steinbrenner said Wednesday in a telephone interview. "I feel confident they're not going to trade him before checking with us one last time and I think they think we've already made the best offer."

Steinbrenner said the offer "does not include two of the three young pitchers" - Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy, from a group that also includes untouchable Joba Chamberlain - "but it's still the best one. And let's face it, we're the best able to handle the kind of contract (extension) Santana will be after."

Just say no. It isn't worth it.

Steinbrenner says later that "we're the best able to handle that kind of contract (extension) Santana will be after.

That may be so. However, there have been rumblings about the luxury tax within the organization and Brian Cashman is reluctant to break up the farm system.

I think when all is said and done, Santana will remain with the Twins at the beginning of the season. The Yankees don't need him at this point in now. Not for the price he's going to cost.


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