The Johan Santana trade seems colder than hotter at this point. The Twins have acknowledged they’re not getting Ian Kennedy. But they’re holding out for better than what the Yankees are offering for the third player.
Why the Yankees need to have an answer on this now is a mystery. But if Hank Steinbrenner sticks to his deadline, it looks like it’s not getting done.
Brian Cashman said during our interview with him that a lot of trades are being discussed by the general managers, many that would come as a surprise. Pitching is the focus of most teams, particularly the Yankees.
It’s doubtful Baltimore would trade Erik Bedard within the division. But Danny Haren would come cheaper than Santana, presumably.