Mets Gaining Ground
According to a report in the Star Tribune today, the Mets may now be the front-runners in the Santana Sweepstakes with an offer of centerfielder Carlos Gomez and pitchers Deolis Guerra, Kevin Mulvey and Phil Humber. In addition to this, the Twins have told the Mets that they'd be the winners if they throw in prized outfield prospect Fernando Martinez.
This deal is pretty good for the Twins, but overall it doesn't seem to provide much more than a lot of potential.
Obviously every deal is going to have risks, and players that simply have just potential. But the deals with both the Yankees and Sox have players that have proven things at the major league level (Hughes, Cabrera, etc.)
Nothing is imminent, but if one of the three teams decides to throw in that one player, things could progress very quickly.