Charlie Waters of the Pioneer Press has reported that Santana will be traded in the next 10 days. He also brought up Ryan Kalish as a part of a deal; we have not heard his name thrown in the mix since the Winter Meetings. If you are keeping score at home, Santana has now been close to being traded 532 times in the last 2 months.
Buster Olney of ESPN said the following today: “Heard from a couple of sources that Boston has taken Jon Lester off the table, for good, in the Santana trade discussions.”
That could mean the Red Sox are no longer seriously going after Santana….or the Twins really like Ellsbury. I tend to believe the first is more likely. There is also a chance that they are still willing to deal Lester and are just trying to force the Twins to feel a little pressure.
The New York Post is reporting the Mets are concerned the Twins are saying they are the front runners just to get the Yankees, or Red Sox, to up their offers.
More speculation….nothing concrete. The Mets and Twins and Yankees might be starting to feel a little pressure but Boston can sit back and ride this one out.