Yankees Still Interested
According to several reports today, the Yankees are still interested in Santana, and the two sides have talked in recent days. It was mentioned here when Andy Pettitte's name came out in the Steroid Report that the Yankees might again look at Santana. With Dan Haren traded to Arizona yesterday, the Yankees may have just one choice left, and that is Johan.
Joe Christensen also has the latest, and wrote on his blog today that a source close to the team has said that the Yankees have told the Twins that they are interested, but need to get Hideki Matsui moved first.
If the Yankees do enter the bidding again, it is likely that the Twins would still look for the Yankees to give them a package of Phil Hughes, Ian Kennedy and Melky Cabrera. If the Yankees did finally give in, the Twins would most likely let Boston know and see if their offer changes.
Christensen also mentioned that the team that loses out in signing Hiroki Kuroda (Dodgers and Mariners) could make one final run at Santana.
He also mentions that the Twins will probably field offers from all teams in the coming days and weeks, and then pick the best one by Christmas.
Things have heated up this week with signings by the Twins, and it doesn't look like they'll slow down anytime soon. It has already been a fun off-season, and very unpredictable.