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Talks have been quiet on day four of the Winter Meetings. Johan doesn’t look to be moving anytime soon.
The Twins have been going around to other teams looking to get a better offer than the Red Sox.
One team they have talked to is the Seattle Mariners who have CF Adam Jones and P Brandon Morrow to shop. Seattle has the players to make a deal, whether they are willing to move both I don’t know, but the real question is would Johan Santana accept a trade to the Mariners? It’s believed he would want to stay on the East Coast.
The Angels have denied looking into Santana. Probably because they already have six starters.
New York hasn’t jumped back in. No other word from them except to say they are no longer pursuing a deal for Johan.
The Mets have been mentioned as a team trying to join the Johan race. And the Mets would be a place Johan would probably go. But right now the Mets don’t have the players to get a deal done. I’m sure Omar Minaya would sell every player in the minors and his mother to get Johan but he doesn’t have the talent. The one option they have, that the Twins want, is SS Jose Reyes. Omar Minaya has said he wouldn’t trade Reyes in any deal. And Minnesotta has said any deal with the Mets must have Jose Reyes. So this deal would seem to be at a stand still.
The Red Sox seem to still be the front runner to land Santana. But the Twins appear to be waiting as long as they can.
Meanwhile deals continue to go on, and players are getting signed. Peter Gammons reports the Red Sox have received many calls about Coco Crisp. A deal might be in shape there but until the Twins decide Coco can’t move anywhere. The longer the Red Sox wait the less likely a Coco Crisp trade will be.
The Red Sox have continued to carry on with business. No meeting has been arranged between the Red Sox and Twins as of yet.