Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Cubs Show Interest In Santana?

The New York Times has named the Yankees, Mets, Dodgers, Red Sox, and Angels as the front-runners for 2-time Cy Young Award winner, Johan Santana. The Times also informed us that an NL executive, who was not named, told them not to sleep on the Cubs, who have some young talent to offer in exchange for Santana, particularly by the name of Felix Pie. The Twins would love to aquire Pie, mainly because they are now in dire need of a centerfielder, with the absence of Torii Hunter.
It would take a little more than just Pie to pry Johan away from the Twins though. It would likely take Pie and 3 other mid to high level prospects, possibly Hill, Gallagher, Veal, or all three. Whether Hendry would be able to pull this trade off or not is unknown, but I would imagine if this trade were to happen, Hendry's first priority would be a long term extension, which could command close to $130 million over 5 or 6 years.


Anonymous said...

As much as I would love trading for Santana, its never gonna happen. The Cubs are soon going to be sold and I doubt they'd be able to give Johan the contract he wants because of that. Santana, Zambrano, Lilly, Dempster, Marshall would be a killer rotation though (assuming Hill would be part of the deal).

BleedCubbieBlue33 said...

DOubt it but want it.