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Twins want Weaver from Angels for Santana

The Angels are apparently dipping their toes in the Johan Santana pool...

The Twins have told the Angels that Jared Weaver would have to be part of a deal for Santana to give Minnesota another young starter as part of the mix. Other names expected to be talked about include shortstop prospect Brandon Wood.

Wouldn't Weaver be a non-starter for the Angels?

Not necessarily.

Weaver was pretty good, but not great, last season. Weaver seems to be viewed as a guy who tops out as a #2 or #3 starter, rather than a legit #1, like Santana. And Weaver's health issues and mechanics send up red flags about his long-term prognosis.

Does that mean trading, say, Weaver + Ervin Santana + Brandon Wood for Johan Santana is really a good deal for the Angels? Not necessarily...I'm not sure if it would be or not.

But I can understand why the Angels wouldn't just slam the phone down, if the Twins insisted Weaver had to be included.