Eric Hz shares (from reports) that the Twins want to move Johan Santana in the next 7 to 21 days.
Still, Sid Hartman does not see the Yankees meeting Johan’s demands:
The Mets and Yankees have made it clear they will not meet the demands of Johan Santana’s agents and sign the Twins’ star lefthander to a seven-year contract calling for upwards of $140 million if they acquired Santana in a trade.
George Steinbrenner’s son, Hank, who currently has the final say in Yankees matters, told me the other day they would not give any pitcher a contract for that many years.
Expect to see more “Cat and Mouse” stuff going on between Yankeeland and Minny over the next week (or so) than you would see if the YES Network decided to replace all their scheduled airings of The White Shadow with episodes of Itchy & Scratchy.