From Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe -
The Twins are still trying to sort out who is willing to offer what. The Yankees are still very much in the hunt, with their talks centering around Melky Cabrera and Robinson Cano.
O.K., yes, this is the Boston Globe. But, Cafardo usually seems like someone who is interested in getting the story correct.
…centering around Melky Cabrera and Robinson Cano
Would the Yankees deal BFF Melky and Cano?
Would that be in place of Hughes – or, in addition to Hughes?
Or, is this now the Yankees floating things out there to get the Red Sox to up their offer? Or, are the Twins making this stuff up to play the market?
Man, this Boston/New York thermo nuclear war game over for Johan Santana is starting to make the Yankees-Bosox’ December 2002 run after Jose Contreras look like a couple of toddlers playing noughts and crosses.
It’s going to make for an interesting chapter in the book of the rivalry between Red Sox Nation and the Bronx Bombers when this is all said and done.