The Santana to the Yankees rumors just won’t die – though at this point I wish they would.
However, there is the chance the Yankees could go another route with this: if the Twins do agree on a package of Hughes, Melky, and Marquez, the Yankees would then be granted a negotiating window with Santana. There is zero chance the Yankees make this trade without giving Santana an extension.
So the Yankees should decide what Santana is worth to them. 5 years, $100 million maybe? And that’s that. Take it or leave it Johan.
If Santana blinks, there’s no deal. And the Yanks hold on to their young players.
Which is what I think they should do anyways.