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Hot Stove: Johan Santana and Dan Haren to Red Sox?

According to the Boston Globe for the Boston Red Sox to acquire Johan Santana they would need to give away Jon Lester or Clay Buchholz. But the Red Sox would not be willing to give away both. Also if they were to do the trade the Red Sox would want to be able to resign Santana for a long-term deal. Same idea with Dan Haren, Billy Beane would be looking for one of the two starters with probably two more prospects.

For one of these deals to go through Coco Crisp would probably be included in some way, maybe in a three way deal, to get maximum value out of moving him.

A rotation that looks like: Josh Beckett, Johan Santana/Dan Haren, Dice-K, Schilling, Wakefield would be the best in baseball by far.

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4 comments for “Hot Stove: Johan Santana and Dan Haren to Red Sox?”

  1. Santana is an Ace and acquire could make the Sox competitive for years. That said, it’s always risky to trade a young asset like Buchholz, especially after his no hitter. The Sox just won the world series and i don’t think they will pursue Santana agressively…

    Posted by Latrappe | November 9, 2007, 4:42 pm
  2. You’re forgetting that their rotation would include either Buchholz or Lester assuming they dont give up both…I think Lester or Buchholz projects to perform better than Wakefield next year (though I love him very much)

    Posted by KC | November 9, 2007, 5:23 pm
  3. The rotation probably wouldn’t include one if Lester got traded. If Lester was traded with others to get Santana then Buchholz would probably be in the bullpen to start the year. The thing is Wakefield in the bullpen and Buchholz starting could be bad on both ends. Wakefield starting and Buchholz in relief would probably be a stronger fit.

    Plus I don’t think Wakefield wants to go back to the bullpen to round out the end of his career.

    Posted by Dan | November 9, 2007, 8:02 pm
  4. I agree and i don’t think a knuckler can be a good a reliever unless he’s in the long relief when everything is loss. I might be more encline to trade Lester then Bucholz but then, again, do the Sox wants to pony up 20 millions per for Santana? It might be a reality if Lowell doesn’t re-sign…

    Posted by Latrappe | November 10, 2007, 5:58 am

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