- Ellsbury and Buchholz are not part of the package
- If the Twins agree to it, it makes the Sox pitching ridiculously good for a LONG time (probably have to redo Beckett’s contract; but so what?)
- If the Sox DON’T land him, it drives up the price for others (read: Yankees)
Peter Gammons this morning speculated that the Sox may be hoping to drive up the price a bit (and if they land him, great), and then will turn around and try to use the same (or similar) package to get Dan Haren, who is locked up for a couple more years at more of a bargain price than what you have to pay Santana.
On a Patriots note; I’m taking a whirlwind road trip to Baltimore to see the Monday night game…I hear that’s a nice stadium down there, and I always love going to Baltimore.