Archive for November 23rd, 2007

Friday, November 23rd, 2007
Yankees Rumors & News

The stage is set for the next epic confrontation in the rivalry that never quits — the Boston Red Sox vs. the New York Yankees.

This one will be over who gets the services of Minnesota’s Johan Santana, quite possibly baseball’s best pitcher.

The Twins are beginning to realize that it’s highly unlikely they will be able to keep Santana, who can be a free agent at the end of the 2008 season. The sides are more than $30 million apart, and it seems likely they will begin exploring the market for Santana, who is 28 and has a 93-44 lifetime record and 3.22 ERA.

The Yankees, of course, will be involved. They are baseball’s richest team, have a cachet of youngsters to deal, and have a glaring need for a No. 1 pitcher. The Red Sox are also making it known that they want to be involved in the Santana Derby.

For good measure, you can also expect the New York Mets to make a run …

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