Word out of Minnesota is that sources are saying Boston and the Twins have reached an agreement on a Johan Santana trade:
I didn't run with it then because I really wanted to be sure. But I want to let you know this morning that's what I'm hearing. I'm still trying to get further confirmation of the potential deal. Maybe the exchange of medicals isn't as serious of a step as we think. Maybe a name has been switched (i.e. Rincon, Juan for Morlan, Eddie).
What makes this more difficult is that, if true, Santana's agent, Peter Greenberg, has to swing into action and negotiate a contract extension. Until then, both the Twins and Red Sox may barricade themselves in their suites, forcing a Smokin' Aces showdown with the media.
In this case, most of my information has come from trusted individuals from other clubs because the Twins have kept their plans, thoughts, whims and dreams hermetically sealed down here.
If true, that's a home run for Boston, and I'm at a loss as to why the Twins would prefer that deal to the Yanks' Hughes and Cabrera package.