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Hammerin' Hank is not shy, I'll say that much for him. This really isn't much of a story, we all knew the Yanks would at least be involved in trade talks for Johan, I just didn't expect anyone to come out and say it. Here are the Yanks' new patriarch's words on the Johan Santana situation.

"I don't want to get into that at this point, as far as what they want, what we're willing to give and all that," he said. "It's preliminary right now."

Asked whether the Twins had said they would consider a trade, Steinbrenner responded: "Oh, yeah."


Hank is obviously putting himself out there for the press, and I can't say that I've disagreed with most of his statements thus far. Let's just hope that Brian Cashman is ultimately making the decisions with the help of the other baseball folks in the organization and Hank's ego doesn't wind up dictating the direction of the franchise.

For my money, the only way this deal is worth it is if the names Joba, Hughes and Cano are not involved. Melky, Kennedy and maybe another prospect not named Austin Jackson could be palatable, but when you factor in a $150M deal and the prospects Santana might not be worth it.
by Brian on Nov 27 2007
Tags: Hank Steinbrenner | Johan Santana | Trade Rumors | Twins |