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.
|Pittsburgh - WP: B. Morris||8||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: S. LeCure||7|
|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|