December 11, 2007

Twins/Sox Still Talking Re Santana

Joe Christensen, Star Tribune:
The Twins continued exploring potential trade options for Johan Santana on Monday, picking up where they left off at last week's winter meetings.

While no deal appeared imminent, there were indications that in their talks with the Red Sox, the Twins were focused on a package ... of Ellsbury, infield prospect Jed Lowrie and relief prospect Justin Masterson, with the sides haggling over a fourth player. ...

Meanwhile, the Twins' talks with the Yankees remained dormant. ... Mets General Manager Omar Minaya sounded optimistic about his team's chances of landing Santana late last week, but others have all but ruled the Mets out ... because he won't part with shortstop Jose Reyes and has limited pitching prospects.