There is a building sense that Santana will be traded very soon and the two teams that seem most likely to be in the running are the Mets and Red Sox. The New York Post had this to say this morning : “The Red Sox essentially have sat on their offers since the early December winter meetings. There were reports in recent days that they had pulled Jon Lester from an offer, but officials involved in these discussions deny that. Executives surveyed feel an offer of Lester, Coco Crisp, Jed Lowrie and Justin Masterson is superior to what the Mets can assemble, especially because even yesterday Met officials were saying they were still refusing to include outfield prospects Carlos Gomez and Fernando Martinez in the same deal.” That would make Boston’s offer as the best one on the table. Theo has been playing this very well and has refused to move from his offer knowing the Yankees would have to pay more than they wanted to beat it. If the Mets sell the farm to get Johan that would be fine with Boston; it is still a great situation for the Red Sox to be in.
As for other Sox news, it looks like Wilkerson is going to sign with Seattle so the Sox still need a backup corner infielder if they do not re sign Hinske.