Angels in on Santana

Settle down: Here's your Santana fix
Pettitte looking towards 09?

Word on the street is that the Angels have offered up Brandon Wood and Jered Weaver for Santana. Not a bad starting point. We’ll see if this develops any further. At the very least, it maintains more than one player in the Santana Sweepstakes.

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Settle down: Here's your Santana fix
Pettitte looking towards 09?
  • nmc

    Wood is good, but I think Weaver is no longer the stud everyone assumed he’d be. He definitely cooled off after he had been around the league a few times and people got used to his stuff.

  • zack

    God I thought I would never find myself rooting fervently for the Angels to trade for someone like Santana, but Johan on the Angels isn’t going to tip the balance or anything…

  • kunaldo

    anyone else feel like this further proves that the boston deal is BS?

    • nmc

      Absolutely.

  • NYFan50

    Better the Angels than the Red Sox.

  • Dimaggio5

    Go Halos! (did I just say that?) Man what an offseason so far! lol

  • Bo

    I’ve never believed the Sox were real players in this.

    If they were they would just offer Ellsbury and Lester.

  • Ron

    How does Mike A. rate Brandon Wood? And how far away from the majors is he?

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Wood was in the majors for a bit last year, so he’s right on the cusp. He’s one of the 10-15 best prospects in the game, but a bit over-rated. Basically the next Troy Glaus.

  • It’sMeSNITCHES!!!

    The Twins might throw in another player to make a deal work. Pat Neshek anyone?

    • nmc

      Maybe they’ll throw in Liriano to “balance it out”. While they’re at it, they’ll be trading Mauer for Varitek and Justin Morneau for Julio Lugo.

  • planet

    there are too many variables in the redsox/twins deal to believe that minnesota would actually consider taking lester and crisp and no ellsbury. just as yanks fans love our big 3, boston is big on their home grown players as well. i agree that these angels rumors are just proving that its all a bunch of smoke right now.

    hughes>bucholtz
    kennedy>lester
    Melky>crisp

    • http://yankeesetc.blogspot.com/ Travis G.

      “hughes>bucholtz
      kennedy>lester
      Melky>crisp”

      i suppose i’m a biased Yankee fan but this is right. these Yanks are younger with more total upside.

      anyway, i’m hoping an NL team lands Santana, the Dodgers, Mets, whoever.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

        After talking about this with Mike for hours on end, I’ve conceded that Lester > IPK. But otherwise, yeah.

        • Yankee Fan in Chicago

          I’m a big fan of Mike’s analysis, and I concede that Lester might have better “stuff” than IPK, and of course he’s a lefty.

          But . . . when you compare the numbers Kennedy’s head and shoulders above Lester. And I’d be shocked if IPK doesn’t have a better career. The difference in command should be enough alone.

      • Dimaggio5

        We wake up yesterday with Pettitte back and the Yanks in the lead for Santana. This morning the Sux were in the lead, and now the Angels have jumped in. I hope another 10 teams get in there, and block the Sux.

  • It’sMeSNITCHES!!!

    Boof Bonser will play a crucial role in how these trade talks turn out.

  • Brian

    This is a super development. The Twins may even be tired with the mutual holding back (and pride) that both we and the Red Sox are showing in our prospects. Wood and Weaver are a good offer, better I think than if Boston was currently offering Lester and Ellsbury which they, oddly, aren’t. I like this, though I’d prefer the Dodgers of course.

  • Glen L

    For the sake of argument … lets assume the Angels get Cabrera (neither weaver nor wood is involved in those talks to my incredibly limited and probably wrong knowledge) .. and then added santana to start in front of lackey and escobar

    they’d have no farm system left .. but damn .. that’s an incredible team

  • zack

    Now they have a 5 for 1 with Ryan Kalish being added in. I have NO IDEA how that would push the deal over the edge. Kalish is the definition of adding in assorted crap to make a deal look better, quantity but not quality.

    So the Twins are really thinking of taking Lester, Crisp, Masterson, Lowrie, and Kalish? Wow, Twins fans ought to be very very pissed.

    Granted, this news comes via Gammons, so who knows

    • Dimaggio5

      Why doesn’t Gammons end the charade and actually go to work for the Sux directly! He is insufferable!

  • Yankee Fan in Chicago

    The Halos offer looks head and shoulders above the Sox. Better than Hughes/Melky/Random dude too probably.

  • RAYMOND SAMUELS

    peter gammons sucks