Brian Cashman and Omar Minaya arrived here about 90 minutes ago. “Maybe later,” Cashman said when asked if he would talk to the media.
The Twins were peeved at Hank Steinbrenner’s ultimatum. But the Red Sox are anxious to get this issue settled as well. They have other business to attend to. One way or another, this will come to a head soon.
Minnesota insists it would not trade Santana unless it gets what it wants.
Nashville nuggets: The Orioles will trade Erik Bedard but want four prospects in return. The Mets want in that mix. … The Astros are being very aggressive and are seeking Miguel Tejada. … For once there are no Manny Ramirez rumors at this time of the season. … The managers will meet with the media starting tomorrow. The only no-show? Joe Torre. … There is a redeeming quality to his hotel after all: they stock Diet Coke. But this will become a Red Bull function soon enough.