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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Bye, Phil and Melky?

The NY Daily News is reporting that the Yankees have agreed to offer Hughes to the Twins for Santana. The Twins insisted on either Hughes or Chamberlain, and the Yankees refused to give up Joba. The package would also include Melky Cabrera and another pitching prospect.

Supposedly, it was Cashman who didn't want to trade Hughes. How the mighty have fallen. A year ago, he was in the catbird seat. He'd demanded more power in the organization, and gotten it. Everyone thought he was genius. Now you rarely hear Cashman's name mentioned, and he is clearly not in charge.

I'm not sure how I feel about this trade (if it happens). On the one hand, the Yankees need Santana. It sounds like Pettitte is serious about retiring, which leaves them without a lefty ace. In Yankee Stadium, you need a lefty. So much so that the Yankees are refusing to trade Igawa...just in case.

But giving up Phil Hughes and Melky Cabrera (and another prospect). It's a very steep price. Santana is worth it, but still. I didn't think they'd trade Hughes. I'm a little in shock at the idea he might be wearing a Minnesota uniform next year.

posted by BubbaFan, 12:25 AM


doesn't sound like a good trade. and thanks for the andy update!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, December 01, 2007 11:44 PM  
I don't think Santana is worth Melky AND Hughes. I hope they don't do this.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, December 02, 2007 10:36 AM  
The sticking point is apparently the third player in the deal. The Twins are asking for a top prospect like Tabata, Kennedy, or Horne. The Yankees refuse, and say if the Twins don't make a deal in a couple of days, they're going after Dan Haren instead.

Perhaps the third player will be Alberto Gonzalez. The Twins are reportedly interested in him, but he's not the Yankees list of untouchables.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, December 02, 2007 11:45 AM  

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