This isn't even the half of it. Twins rumors are popping up all over the place, and it's hard to keep track of them all. Who, where, how, when? I have absolutely no idea.
- Ken Rosenthal on Joe Nathan and Matt Garza rumors.
- Dayn Perry jumps in on the Santana-to-a-big-market-team wagon, then tries to throw Seattle, Tampa Bay, Detroit and Texas into the mix.
- Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald says the Red Sox are happy to throw Coco Crisp into a Santana deal, but are hesitant to part with Jacoby Ellsbury. Hmm, I wonder why?
- Kat O'Brien of newsday.com speculates on a (very weak) package that the Twins could ask of the Yankees, before getting to this very un-Yankee like quote from Steinbrenner: "We can't mortgage the rest of the future plus pay the rest of the contract." What? A STEINBRENNER said that? Doesn't he realize that with nearly unlimited funds, there will always be a "future", no matter how weak his farm system is?
- La Velle E. Neal III chimes in on the "If Jo-Jo Go, So Do Joe" bit. I love you La Velle, but how `bout them Bears?
- The Star Ledger couldn't have just one person write a 10-paragraph (and about 20-sentence) article on the Yankees/Santana gambit, so both Lisa Kennelly and Ed Price (did they alternate sentences?) insist that both Chamberlain and Cano are "off-limits". That sucks for the Yankees, because if that's the case it probably means they're going to be "off-limits" as a trade partner. The best part is that they lead with this: "To acquire pitcher Johan Santana, the Yankees are willing to consider trading center fielder Melky Cabrera as well as one of their top young pitchers." Wow! A veritable treasure trove!
- Pro Sports Daily has links up the wazoo. Enjoy.