With the Minnesota Twins insisting on center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury in any trade for pitcher Johan Santana, the Red Sox have altered their offer and have told the Twins they are willing to include the outfielder.But sources say the Red Sox have also told the Twins they will not trade left-handed pitcher Jon Lester and Ellsbury together in the package they are offering.Link
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With the Yankees’ upgraded offer for Twins left-hander Johan Santana now on the table Saturday morning, Yankees’ officials are confident that they will sign Santana if a deal is worked out. And the club’s internal plan, if center fielder Melky Cabrera is included in the trade, is to switch veteran Johnny Damon from left field back to center field.
The Twins continue to discuss possible deals from other teams, including the Dodgers and Mariners, and they are scheduled to speak with the Red Sox on Saturday afternoon. Boston’s offer on the table is for pitcher Jon Lester, center fielder Coco Crisp and minor league infielder Jed Lowrie, and a fourth player — a minor league pitcher — is to be determined. The Twins want the Red Sox to add either center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury or pitcher Clay Buchholz to the deal, and there are indications that if they do, that offer is what Minnesota will prefer
I really hope not but but the New York Times says the following…”Hank Steinbrenner, the senior vice president for the Yankees, said yesterday that the team had had conversations with the Twins about trying to obtain pitcher Johan Santana. But Steinbrenner stressed that the discussions were at an early stage. The Yankees, the Mets, the Dodgers and the Red Sox are among the teams who will be interested in obtaining Santana. The Twins will certainly ask the Yankees about pitchers Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy.”
A-Rod won his third AL MVP award Monday, easily defeating Detroit’s Magglio Ordonez after compiling an astounding season at the plate. Rodriguez received 26 first-place votes and 382 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, while Ordonez had two firsts and 258 points.
Rodriguez won his first MVP in 2003, his last season with the Texas Rangers. He also won with the Yankees in 2005 — but he’s never played in a World Series.
“There’s definitely a huge hole in the resume,” he said. “It’s my third MVP and I’m here to say that I would trade all three for one world championship. I wouldn’t think twice about it.”
Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees have agreed to the outline of a record $275 million, 10-year contract, a deal that potentially would allow him to earn millions more if he sets the career home run record.
Guess he hated NYC that much…
Before Alex Rodriguez opted out of his contract with the Yankees earlier this week, the team was told that it would not be able to meet with the third baseman unless it presented an offer of at least $350 million, sources say.
First Giuliani…now A-Rod. You know New Yorker’s aren’t happy today…via NY Times
“…But perhaps the most intriguing player in the A-Rod sweepstakes would be the Red Sox. One reason is that A-Rod’s agent, Scott Boras, has worked closely with the Red Sox over the past year. He put Daisuke Matsuzaka in Fenway Park and perhaps more significantly, Boras got another client, outfielder J.D. Drew, to opt out of his contract with the Dodgers. Where did he end up? Boston, for five years and $70 million. The road map is there. “