// Johan Santana

Red Sox Closer to Finalizing Johan Santana Deal

Peter Gammons reports The Twins and Red Sox are getting closer to finalizing a Johan Santana deal. Boston has sweetened its offer by adding a fifth player to the the offer — outfield prospect Ryan Kalish, a ninth-round draft pick in the 2006 out of Red Bank Catholic High School (Shrewsbury, N.J.). Peter says the […]

Angels Jump Into Johan Sweepstakes

From Sean McAdam at Projo Soxblog NASHVILLE — Just because the New York Yankees are out of the picture on Johan Santana doesn’t mean the Red Sox necessarily have a clear path for the Twins’ ace. This afternoon the Twins were meeting with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who have jumped into the Santana […]

Buster Olney on ESPN Radio about Johan

- He said the Twins and Red Sox are meeting as we speak, expected to pick Lester- or Ellsbury-centered package – Twin “like Ellsbury a lot” but some people in the organization want to get an major league ready pitcher back in the deal – Red Sox are “very confident” they will be able to work […]

MLB Winter Meetings Day 3: Santana Deal getting Real

It is reported by Peter Gammons that the Red Sox and Twins are set to meet this afternoon to continue talks about Johan Santana. Also the Twins are still trying to decide between the 3-1 deal of Jacoby Ellsbury, Jed Lowrie and Justin Masterson or the 4-1 deal of Jon Lester, Coco Crisp, Lowrie and Masterson. […]

Johan Santana Joins Red Sox? Reading the Tea Leaves

According to the Boston Herald the Red Sox and Twins today are set to resume “serious negotiations” on talks for Johan Santana. The Heralds source being a baseball guy involved in the negotiations. From their source “The Red Sox are legitimate, real players in this now,’’ said the source. “The Twins like their players.’’ This comes after […]

Pettitte’s Back, Yankees Out, Who Needs Johan? We do!

Last night the Red Sox exchanged medical information with the Twins about Jon Lester and Johan Santana, a sign these two clubs might be close to finalizing a deal. More on that later. But first… Yesterday Andy Pettitte decided to come back for 2008 with the New York Yankees, giving the Yanks six solid starting pitchers. […]

Johan Deal: Whose Trade Offer is Better?

Red Sox: Jacoby Ellsbury, Jed Lowrie, Justin Masterson Yankees: Philip Hughes, Melky Cabrera, and 3rd low level prospect Assuming Hank Steinbrenner and the Yankees really do mean that their last offer is Philip Hughes, Melky Cabrera, and 3rd low level prospect, and the Red Sox best offer so far to the Twins has been Jacoby […]

Johan Sweepstakes: Ellsbury is in

According to Buster Olney, the Twins yesterday made it clear they want Jacoby Ellsbury as the centerpiece for any deal for Johan Santana. The Red Sox have been willing to trade Ellsbury but not willing to trade him and Jon Lester or Clay Buchholz. So the Red Sox have reproposed a deal with Ellsbury involved, […]

Santana Sweepstakes

The contest for Johan Santana has broken down to a two team race. And when you know the final result of the deal will be paying a guy over 20 million a year, the Red Sox and Yankees are involved. The initial offer from the Yankees was Ian Kennedy, Melky Cabrera, and one or two […]

Price is High for Santana

The rivalry continues into the offseason again this year. After last season’s battle for Matsuzaka, the Red Sox and the Yankees are now competing for the services of ace Johan Santana to boost their rotation for next season. For Santana, the Twins originally wanted Ellsbury and either Lester or Buchholz. Yesterday ESPN’s Buster Olney reported […]

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 […]

Red Sox Potential Aquisitions and Signings

This is a list of Boston needs. What they are looking at. Who may join the team this off-season. And the dream trades and signings Sox fans would die for. Johan Santana He is available and it would take a big offer of young talent to get him from the Minnesota Twins. I don’t see […]