Sizing up the Santana market
- November 26, 2007 - 9:53 PM
NEW YORK YANKEES
Dream trade: Twins get 2B Robinson Cano and RHP Joba Chamberlain.
Reality: Cano and Chamberlain are virtual untouchables.
More obtainable: CF Melky Cabrera and RHP Phil Hughes or RHP Ian Kennedy.
NEW YORK METS
Dream trade: Twins get SS Jose Reyes and OF Fernando Martinez.
Reality: Reyes and Martinez are untouchable, as is 3B David Wright.
More obtainable: OF Carlos Gomez or OF Lastings Milledge and RHP Kevin Mulvey.
BOSTON RED SOX
Dream trade: Twins get CF Jacoby Ellsbury and LHP Jon Lester or RHP Clay Buchholz.
Reality: The Red Sox don't need Santana as much as the other teams on this list.
More obtainable: CF Coco Crisp and Lester or Buchholz.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Dream trade: Twins get CF Matt Kemp, 3B Andy LaRoche and RHP Chad Billingsley.
Reality: The Dodgers are much more interested in upgrading their offense.
More obtainable: LaRoche and Billingsley or LHP Clayton Kershaw.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS
Dream trade: Twins get CF Gary Matthews Jr., 3B Brandon Wood and RHP Nick Adenhart.
Reality: The Angels seem more likely to trade for 3B Miguel Cabrera or SS Miguel Tejada.
More obtainable: Matthews and LHP Joe Saunders or RHP Ervin Santana.
Note: Chart above based on the Twins' track record; assume a Class A prospect would be thrown in as an extra piece to any of these five deals.
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