From Joe Christensen -
Yesterday, Hank Steinbrenner the Newark Star Ledger what many people have long suspected: The Yankees aren’t out of the Johan Santana sweepstakes. “We’re still considering it,” Steinbrenner said. “I haven’t closed the door completely on Santana.” The story adds:
A person who has spoken to Minnesota management and asked not to be named because he is not authorized to speak for the team said the Yankees told the Twins they would get back into the Santana talks if they can shed the contract of left fielder Hideki Matsui.
I heard the same thing from the Twins this week.
Poor Matsui – he has to get bounced from the Bronx because of the money wasted on Kei Igawa, Kyle Farnsworth, and Carl Pavano.