Pete Caldera takes a stab at what it might cost the Yankees to get Johan Santana:
IF Robinson Cano, RHP Phil Hughes, RHP Jeff Karstens and RHP Tyler Clippard for LHP Johan Santana and IF Matt Tolbert.
OF Melky Cabrera, RHP Joba Chamberlain, RHP Jeff Marquez and IF Wilson Betemit for LHP Johan Santana and LHP Glen Perkins.
RHP Ian Kennedy, OF Melky Cabrera, OF Jose Tabata, RHP Ross Ohlendorf and RHP Allan Horne for LHP Johan Santana.
I think most Yankees fans can live with that last one – although Caldera notes the Twins may not go for it. As far as the other two suggestions, well, if that’s what it takes, I think the Yankees should pass on getting Santana.
“Cano & Hughes” or “Melky & Joba” is too steep a price, in my opinion.