From Kat O’Brien:
Yankees senior vice president Hank Steinbrenner publicly acknowledged Monday that the Yankees are involved in trade discussions with the Twins for ace Johan Santana.
Those talks began before Thanksgiving, as Newsday reported Saturday. Steinbrenner said in a phone interview Monday that there was “nothing new on Santana” but that general manager Brian Cashman is engaged in discussions with the Twins regarding the lefthander.
That’s not the only thing on the Yankees’ plate. They have talked internally about trying to trade for the Athletics’ Dan Haren and are working to upgrade their bullpen via free agency. “We need to shore up the bullpen, I would say for sure,” Steinbrenner said.
I’m calling it now. It will be Ian Kennedy, Melky Cabrera, Alan Horne, Jeff Karstens, Alberto Gonzalez, Kevin Whelan, Mitch Hilligoss and Kyle Anson for Johan Santana. It will be baseball’s verison of the Herschel Walker trade.