Sunday, November 11, 2007
Johan Package May Be Centered On Cano
"Ken Davidoff of Newsday.com reports that “a person familiar with Minnesota’s operations” believes that if the Yankees were seriously going to make a run at south-paw Johan Santana, New York second baseman Robinson Cano would have to be the centerpiece of the package. Makes a lot of sense for Minnesota, as they have a hole at 2B after trading Luis Castillo to the New York Mets on July 31st.
Robinson hit a cool .306 last year, with 19 HR and 97 RBI. His OBP sat a very good .353, and he only struck-out 85 times in 617 at-bats. The Yankees are rumored to have offered Melky Cabrera, Phil Hughes, and another prospect for Santana, but the Twins easily turned that down. If Johan is ever to get traded, the Twins will no doubt get a very young all-star caliber player and a few amazing prospect arms." (MVN.com)