A lot of comments on the blog are about Hank Steinbrenner and whether has has tampered with Johan Santana.
Sure he has. You’re not supposed to talk about players under contract with another team.
But another team has to accuse somebody of tampering, which Minnesota is not going to do. Talking about tampering is a waste of time. Executives do it all the time, on and off the record and nobody gets punished for it.
If anything, Hammering Hank might get a call from somebody with MLB telling him to tone it down a bit.
UPDATE, 6:14 p.m.: I left a few messages with Hank that haven’t been returned. One of my esteemed competitors said he spoke to Steinbrenner and he said he wasn’t commenting today.