Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Twins And Red Sox Still Talking Santana....

Good Tuesday morning! This is from the Tuesday Hartford Courant. I'll be back with a few comments after you read this....

"Santana update: The Twins have picked up where they left off last week and continued exploring potential trade options for lefthander Johan Santana, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.
While no deal is imminent, there were indications that they are focused on the Red Sox's package of center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, shortstop Jed Lowrie and righthander Justin Masterson, with the sides haggling over a fourth player.
The report said talks with the Yankees are dormant."

Peter here. Interesting stuff, especially the last sentence. I always thought the Yankees would swoop in when the talks died down and steal the show, but with the Red Sox and their package of Ellsbury (ouch! Coco will be happy), Lowrie and Masterson, and another undetermined player who will NOT be a major leaguer, Minnesota has to jump in and close the deal. Logic prevents me from believing anything else. That leaves Jon Lester safe and sound, but the rotation will swell to seven. So expect a trade of some kind, maybe for the bullpen help that is still needed. With Delcarmen, Okajima and Timlin setting up for Papelbon, another arm will be needed for that specific role. Theo will get him-of that I am certain. With Jacoby's maybe departure, another outfielder will be needed to join Manny, Coco and JD. Of course, these moves are all dependent on the Sox and Twins pulling that mutual trigger. I have to think this is something that's going to happen. Sooner or later. Minnesota does not want to be stuck with a draft pick when Santana files for free agency, not when a replacement centerfielder the likes of Jacoby Ellsbury can become their starter out there.

Click on the title of this post for the Boston Herald's Rob Bradford's Red Sox Notebook. It mentions everything from Mike Lowell's invitation to the White House to the ongoing Minnesota talks, and more. So just click on the title, and have a great Tuesday. There is a ton of snow in the short and long range forecasts for interior Connecticut and most of southern New England, with a maybe "super storm" for the weekend. It bears watching, and I'll keep you up to the minute with all the ifs, ands and buts, in my own meteorological style, of course. Snow, NO ICE, please!

My Constant Readers, be well. And thanks for stopping in yet again on this eleventh day of December, the day AFTER my birthday, a day which is always a blue one for me. Oh well, never mind about that. Do you have anything to say about the prospect of another starter added to our great as it is rotation? I'd love to read any and all comments, and I will respond to each and every one. Until then, make the most of your day. Sometimes that's easy, sometimes it ain't. Gotta go!!

12 Comments:

At 12/11/2007 11:29 AM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

If the Sox don't have to give up Lester to get Santana, like you said, they will be heavy on starters. Do you think they might move Wakefield to the pen? And don't forget Tavarez could play an important relief role. Are Romero and Lopez still on the roster? And I don't know if either one's ready, but the backup outfielder could be Sean Danielson (we got from the Cards for Pineiro) or Brandon Moss. There's still lots to be decided, isn't there?

Have a good day Peter, and thanks for the kind words on yesterday's comments.

 
At 12/11/2007 12:08 PM, Blogger The Omnipotent Q said...

Happy belated birthday, Peter. Sorry I missed you yesterday. Hope it was a good one!

 
At 12/11/2007 12:16 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

BFW, hello. Tavarez has been on the biggest trading platform for a while. Who knows?
As for Wakes, we have to wait for something to happen. Seven starters do not make a starting rotation, but I hate to lose Ellsbury. I always will!

Q, THANK YOU! I mean that!!!!

 
At 12/11/2007 1:36 PM, Blogger Suldog said...

Darn, Peter. Happy (Belated) Birthday to you! Sorry I missed it yesterday :-(

 
At 12/11/2007 2:53 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Thanks Sul! Some of the best b'day wishes are the ones that are one day late....the day AFTER my b'day is a blue one. Thanks for making it better.

 
At 12/11/2007 5:20 PM, Blogger N is for...idk ahahahhahha said...

hi people, im back again, with a new name, hello... te amo......i tink....idk, but hi petes, im a very crazy person, and i havent been here in a while, so idk whats going on...

 
At 12/11/2007 5:21 PM, Blogger N is for...idk ahahahhahha said...

sorry people for the randomness

 
At 12/11/2007 11:36 PM, Blogger Fenway West said...

I guess I shouldn't complain that I had to scrape my window for the first time this year today.

 
At 12/12/2007 6:42 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Fenway West, we'll all get used to it, and quickly. And err...ummmm...NIFIDKAHaha......thanks for coming back stranger. Readers, she is a good friend of mine...a little nutty, but very sweet. Thanks!

 
At 12/12/2007 6:43 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And I KNOW what N is for!!!

 
At 12/12/2007 10:51 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

....my last name, and her first! Just wanted to add that. I'm going to see and be photogaphed with the World Series trophy tomorrow (Thurs.), if the weather permits!!!

 
At 12/13/2007 7:12 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Weather won't permit! This is Peter on Thursday morning. Oh well...Sox trophy, come back!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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