Sizing up the Santana market

  • Updated: November 26, 2007 - 9:53 PM

Staff writer Joe Christensen takes a closer look at what the Twins could get for Johan Santana from the likely suitors.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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Pittsburgh - WP: B. Morris 8 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: S. LeCure 7
Atlanta 0 Postponed
Philadelphia 0
Chicago Cubs 0 Postponed
NY Yankees 0
Tampa Bay 0 Postponed
Baltimore 0
Cleveland 0 Postponed
Detroit 0
Washington - LP: S. Strasburg 2 FINAL
Miami - WP: T. Koehler 11
Pittsburgh - LP: G. Cole 5 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: M. Leake 7
Seattle - LP: B. Beavan 0 FINAL
Texas - WP: R. Ross Jr. 5
St. Louis - WP: S. Miller 6 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: M. Estrada 1
Boston - LP: B. Badenhop 1 FINAL
Chicago WSox - WP: D. Webb 2
Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura 4 FINAL
Houston - LP: L. Harrell 2
Toronto - WP: A. Loup 9 FINAL
Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes 3
NY Mets - WP: J. Mejia 9 FINAL
Arizona - LP: B. Arroyo 0
Oakland - WP: J. Johnson 10 FINAL
LA Angels - LP: Y. Herrera 9
Colorado - WP: J. Nicasio 3 FINAL
San Diego - LP: R. Erlin 2
Los Angeles - LP: B. League 2 FINAL
San Francisco - WP: Y. Petit 3
New York 109 FINAL
Brooklyn 98
Denver 105 FINAL
LA Clippers 117
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