We’re closing in on 4 p.m. here in Nashville and the Red Sox and Twins have yet to complete any trades. If there is another team seriously involved, nobody has identified them.
Could the Yankees jump back in? Sure they could. But I get the sense that the Yankees cooled on the idea of obtaining Santana once they got Andy Pettitte back. Signing a pitcher to a long-term contract goes against the way Brian Cashman wants to run the team.
They like the idea of having so many young pitchers under control. There are no guarantees, but there is probably an ace in the group.