Man of the People Hank Steinbrenner said that his deadline stands and the Yankees are out of the mix for Johan Santana.
“We tried and Brian (Cashman) worked all night and it didn’t work out,” he said. “But I’m OK with keeping (Phil) Hughes and (Ian) Kennedy.”
The Angels denied reports that were involved. The Dodgers? They have the prospects but not the desire to sign Santana to a $125 million deal.
That leaves the Red Sox, who may or may not want to make the investment. Don’t forget, they once made a trade for Alex Rodriguez that was canceled because they couldn’t come to an agreement on his contract.
You also have to think the Yankees told the Twins not to make any moves before checking back with them first.
As for Cashman, we met with him for 10 minutes or so and he ducked every question like Kevin Youkilis facing Joba Chamberlain. He said the trades they are discussing are not major ones.