Staff writer Joe Christensen takes a closer look at what the Twins could get for Johan Santana from the likely suitors.
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.
|Los Angeles - LP: P. Maholm||7||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - WP: V. Worley||12|
|San Francisco - WP: G. Kontos||9||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - LP: J. Manship||6|
|Texas - LP: N. Tepesch||1||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - WP: J. Francis||2|
|Boston - LP: J. Peavy||3||FINAL|
|Toronto - WP: J. Happ||7|
|Miami - WP: J. Turner||6||FINAL|
|Atlanta - LP: M. Minor||5|
|San Diego - LP: E. Stults||0||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: K. Hendricks||6|
|Cincinnati - LP: S. LeCure||3||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - WP: F. Rodriguez||4|
|Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar||8||FINAL|
|Minnesota - LP: Y. Pino||2|
|Kansas City - WP: B. Chen||7||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - LP: S. Carroll||1|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi||7||FINAL|
|St. Louis - LP: A. Wainwright||2|
|Washington - WP: C. Stammen||7||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: B. Brown||4|
|Detroit - LP: P. Coke||4||FINAL|
|Arizona - WP: E. De La Rosa||5|
|Houston - WP: D. Downs||3||FINAL|
|Oakland - LP: F. Abad||2|
|Baltimore - WP: M. Gonzalez||4||FINAL|
|LA Angels - LP: M. Morin||2|
|NY Mets - WP: J. deGrom||3||FINAL|
|Seattle - LP: E. Ramirez||1|
|Calgary||7/24/14 8:00 PM|
|Winnipeg||7/25/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||7/26/14 6:00 PM|
|Toronto||7/26/14 9:00 PM|
|Winnipeg||7/31/14 6:00 PM|