With the Winter Meetings about to commence, here are some updates on the states of trade discussions/rumors for Johan Santana and Miguel Cabrera. On the Johan Santana front, there appears to be more complete information than what had been peddled in the past couple weeks. La Velle E. Neal III writes:
John Harper of the Daily News fills-in a bit of the "demands" from the Yankees' perspective
Recall Peter Gammons hinted the Twins wanted Hughes, Cabrera and Jackson. His source seems very good right now, doesn't it?
George King gets some info from an MLB source. He writes: "[The Yankees] included Hughes late Friday night and are willing to put Cabrera in the deal with a second-tier minor leaguer. But if the Twins come back and ask for something stupid, the Yankees have told them they are out of it."
Jack Curry of the NY Times provides the list of prospects the Yankees will not add as the third piece.
Tony Jackson of the LA Daily news reports:
His fellow sports writer at the NY Post, George King, reports that "the Dodgers are still involed However, whispers that the Dodgers were quietly in the picture traveled through baseball yesterday, with the belief they have made an offer for Santana."
Finally, Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports the Red Sox will include Jacoby Elsbruy but at the cost of Jon Lester. He also says the Yanks have given the Twins an expiration date of Tuesday. Do the Twins prefer Ellsbury or do they prefer Phil Hughes with an already established CF in Melky Cabfrera?
On the Miguel Cabrera front, there is some new information and the refutation of a rumor earlier this week that the Dodgers turned down a Clayton Kershaw/Andre Ethier deal. The same Tony Jackson of the LA Daily news reports
There was one Internet report last week that the Dodgers rejected a Twins proposal of Santana for Kershaw and Ethier, but a Dodgers source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, vehemently denied that claim. Fact is, had such a deal actually been made available, the Dodgers would have quickly jumped on it.
I heard the reponse was an R-rated one.
Despite being on the opposite coast Jack Curry also provides info on who the Dodgers will not include in a Miguel Cabrera deal.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Angels have solid prospects and high revenue, but the Dodgers will not trade first baseman James Loney or pitcher Clayton Kershaw
Who will be traded first?
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