Thursday, November 29, 2007

Santana News

A source with knowledge of the Twins' position told the Los Angeles Daily News that the club is asking the Dodgers for a package of three or four players from a pool of six: Chad Billingsley, Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp, Andy LaRoche, Jonathan Broxton and Andre Ethier in Johan Santana discussions.

No wonder the Dodgers aren't looked at as a front-runner here. The New York Post is reporting that the Twins are asking the Yankees for well more than "just" a Phil Hughes-Melky Cabrera package. Considering that Santana is likely to demand something in the neighborhood of $150 million in an extension as part of a trade, the price in talent to acquire him is simply too high right now.

It looks like the Boston and the Twins are working towards something focusing on Coco Crisp, Jon Lester and a couple prospects. One of those prospects may be Jacob Elsbury.

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