Anytime Now?

It occurred to me this morning that Lizzy and I haven't really discussed whether we'll still be all BFF if/when this whole Johan Santana to Boston thing goes down... but since I'm a big girl and can totally cope with my anger and sadness, I'm gonna take the gloating gracefully if/when it comes. More on that later.

Sources close to both clubs -- though both Twins general manager Bill Smith and Red Sox GM Theo Epstein decline to comment -- say a deal is in the works to bring Santana to Beantown in a swap which may include starting pitcher Jon Lester or rookie sensation Jacoby Ellsbury (not both), who is now a client of superagent, Scott Boras.

"We have no payroll constraints. Our issues aren't payroll right now," Smith said. "Some of it is more length. Length of contract is an issue. Some things around groundbreaking issues. I'd just as soon leave it at that."
Basically, he's in no rush to give an extension to a pitcher -- the best in baseball or not -- for six seasons and an unprecedented amount of money. I get that. It sucks, but I get it.

This is me totally letting go... while wearing my Santana shirt which may or may not be soaked in tears of disappointment.

Johan would likely help the Red Sox in their quest for total world domination, joining a strong rotation that already includes Josh Beckett, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Curt Schilling and Tim Wakefield.

Total. Domination.

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Megs said...

Their rotation would be scarier than Detroit's new batting order... I wasn't sure that was possible.