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December 3, 2007

A rotation featuring Beckett, Santana as the top two is pretty much as good as it can get. The thought of pitching behind these guys has to fire ya up. That being said I look at it like this.

If we make the move we’ll have done so with Theo knowing whatever he had to trade to acquire him he can restock those spots either from within, or via trade. How much is too much when you’re talking about trading for the best left handed pitcher in the game? How much is too much when you consider what he and Josh could do over the next 5-6 years.

Whatever is too much I am more than confident that we won’t get there. Based on the offers I know are out there I can’t see anyone out bidding us talent wise. The second part of this deal is the one that really narrows this down to a few suitors at most. Whatever contract Johan negotiates God Bless Him. If you were going to set a record for a contract with a starting pitcher this guy and about 3-4 others in the game would be the best bets.

I don’t see any of the other players holding this deal up from either NY or Boston. Neither team will let him slip through their hands because they want to hold onto a AA or AAA potential star. I think it’s going to come down to the value Minnesota places in Philip Hughes/Melky Cabrera vs the top 2-3 players in this deal from our side.

The good thing here is that as of today, at some point, NY bows out if the Twins don’t accept their offer. If that happens, which I don’t think it will, I think Minnesota will weigh the two offers and make a decision on one today, unless of course there is a dark horse involved like Anaheim, the Mets or Dodgers.

Winter around here seems to be a lot more fun these past few years and I think it may get a lot more interesting before the nights over.

152 Comments leave one →
  1. hutch109 permalink
    December 24, 2007 3:56 pm

    Yes, you are correct it is a free country and you can speak your mind, but as one person once said, just maybe some of us should not. As for mine, I must say that it gets a bit old and I stress old when after “ALL” these years people are worried about what happened in the past. Personally who cares. Now that being said, the best way to fix the issue is if you get caught, you are out of baseball, bottom line. The fine leaders of baseball would do themselves (not just the fans) great justice if they had such a rule. It is pathetic and at best stupid to keep and allow individuals to use anything other than talent to play the game, make the money and enjoy the privileges that the rest of would love. Of course, I say this because in the business that I am in if you do anything that is unethical you are out of the business. No second chances and there shouldn’t be. Curt has some points, but we can’t change the past , we can only learn from it. enjoy the holidays

  2. fisk64 permalink
    January 24, 2008 1:19 am


    The Red Sox sacrificed a wonderful prospect in Kason Gabbard last year in exchange for that “loser” Gagne, who was also found to be involved with steroids. I always believed (still do) it would be absolutely fantastic to land Chad Cordero from the Nationals. He’s proven himself over three strong seasons with the struggling Nationals. I believe he would make for a great long relief/set-up man in front of Oki and Pape. What do you think of this?? Maybe you could nudge Theo about this. The Sox are obviously strong in the starting rotation. We don’t need Santana. We need Cordero.

    Additionally, I am shocked, but not surprised at the jerks who have to come here on your site, only to ridicule and harass you. As a life-long BoSox fan (43 yrs old), I was ecstatic to see you come to Boston and just as happy to see you stay. You are welcome here forever.
    I have an 8 yr old son who has to endure his mother’s side (Yankee fans) and my family’s side (BoSox fans). His mother’s side is antagonistic and insisted he be a Yankee fan, while we Sox fans simply showed him the greatness that is Red Sox Nation without pressure. So he sides with the BoSox and loves you and the rest of the crew! I am a Connecticut native residing in Philadelphia, but remain true to the BoSox (and Pats!!).
    One of my goals is to get my son to a BoSox game at Fenway someday, but it’s impossible to get tix!!

    Wish you the best of success in Boston!! Catch you soon!!


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