December 05, 2007

Twins Reach Out To Mets And Others

At Rotoworld theywrite about the Twins and them reaching out to different teamsfor Johan Santana:


Appearing on ESPN News Wednesday morning, ESPN.com's Keith Law reported that the Twins have again reached out to the Mets, Angels and Dodgers regarding Johan Santana.

The Mets might struggle to beat the Red Sox's reported offerings, but the Dodgers and Angels would have little trouble putting together very attractive packages for Santana if they're serious about acquiring him. With the Yankees' interest potentially gone, the Twins may simply be trying to find another team to play the Red Sox against.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

well since its never gonna happen we should just pull ut before the rumors start up again

Anonymous said...

that is exactly what i was thinking

Anonymous said...

this would be a complete waste of time if omar wants to get back in on this

Anonymous said...

i smell bidding war for the sox

Castanza said...

Forget Santana! I really feel the mets need to try and get a guy like Ian Snell (Maybe get nady as well) and then sign livan. That would be a decent yet solid 1-5 and then solidify the pen. In '06 we went through 13 starters yet were in cruise control due to the bullpen! We will have padilla and duaner back which even one of their editions would be a boost. If we get two starters el duque then could be added to the pen another big boost. I think the line up as is and with a few minor editions the mets could be a conteder this season. Why trade away our prospect and leave a further weakened farms system!? We could save most of our prospects trading for a small time guy then use the two first roudn picks we get and further solidify the farm.

David Rubin & Jonathan Elfenbein said...

I agree about Snell, as I think Jon and I were the first ones this offseason to discuss either him or Gorzelanny. However, after kicking some tires out there, I think Omar will find that Snell is NOT going to cost as little as either you or I would have thought, as the Bucs new management group seems to want to hold onto their pitching unless they are blown away by a deal, which we could potentially do.

Otherwise, I think you are totally correct that we should build the bullpen and emulate 2006!!!!!

David Rubin & Jonathan Elfenbein said...

Also, those 2 first rounders are critical, as is this draft. We should be looking at high ceiling, college level guys, preferably pitching, with both first rounders and our sandwich and second round picks as well. Look at what Cashman and company have done for the Yanks in 3 years! We can do it, too!!!

David Rubin & Jonathan Elfenbein said...

Finally, I just don't think the Twins are taking us seriously in this free-for-all, as they are using us as they did the Yankees to drive up the price with the Sox. If there was any legitmate chance for us to acquire Santana, I think Omar would have already pulled the plug. However, I think an offer of Gomez, Martinez, Heilman and Pelfrey is stronger, 1-4, than anything the Sox have already offered, even if you sub Church for Martinez so they have a proven major league talent for the outfield. It's certainly not from lack of trying on Omar's part. If I have the money for a Hyundai but desperately want a Lexus, either I get a reality check and drive off the lot with that Hyundai, or I find a creative way to finance that Lexus if I want it bad enough. I think Omar has the desire- the creativity, this time, might just be eluding his reach...

O, Mar the Mets said...

omar is an idiot. shawn green, mota, schowenweis, lindstrom, owens, bannister, heath bell, jesus flores, milledge, slap-happy castillo and his awful OPS ... he hasn't made a good move in over a year. he knows nothing about sabermetrics, there is no way a catcher who hit .230 and .202 with RISP (seventh worse in the major leagues) can compensate for that with defense. retarded. now we have two pitchers in the lineup. and church, an outfielder who hit .230 with RISP, and whose batting average was twenty points lower than shawn green's, lower OBP too, worse against lefties ... a real difference maker he's gona be.

sanchez was a smart trade. the maine trade was forced by anna benson, was primarily for the awful jorge julio, and anyone who saw maine pitch after the all-star break, one game excepted, should have doubts as to whether he can ever win 15 games again. seriously.

perez was a throw in, omar really wanted the awful roberto hernandez, and losing nady really haunted the mets that year, while perez pitched downright terribly until game 7, when he pitched just ok. who knows how perez will pitch this year, he's got a few loose screws in his head.

so some good trades, but a lot of bad trades. no reason to trust him.