The Yankees Are Talking About Johan Santana

27 Nov

Oh crap:

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.

Sigh. So the best starting pitcher in the world might be traded to the New York Yankees, who already have the best hitter in Alex Rodriguez.  Santana to the Yanks would shore up a huge hole in their team by writing a future hall of famer into the top of their rotation.  This would also suck greatly, with the Yankees just buying another great free agent.  While they haven’t won the World Series since 2000, they HAVE made the playoffs every year since.  Not too shabby, but very annoying.

But the Mets, Angels, Red Sox and Dodgers are also said to be in the hunt.  No Phils interest?! I guess we can’t spend the money.  We had to go lock up Adam Eaton for 3 years at 24 million, and we also have to save some money to go get some average or below-average relievers.  Can’t deviate from the plan.


One Response to “The Yankees Are Talking About Johan Santana”

  1. Adeel November 30, 2007 at 7:16 pm #

    As long as they aren’t winning any World Series, I don’t mind, except for the problem of their getting in the way of the Jays.

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