December 03, 2007

Saying Goodbye to Johan

My favorite baseball team is about to trade the greatest pitcher in the game, and probably the greatest in franchise history. So why am I happy? I don't know, I guess because I have the realization that the Twins find themselves leveraging for their own advantage the greatest power in the game- namely, the Yankees' and Red Sox' hatred for each other. Although, "the collective ego of the Steinbrenners" would've been an acceptable answer too.

I have no idea what's going to happen now, which team Santana will end up on, or whether whatever he's heard so far about situation is merely true or false leaks. I don't even have an opinion on which rumored package I'd rather have, except to say that getting pitching back would be preferable, and that having a guy named "Melky" in my life for the next several years sounds like fun. It's good to see that Bill Smith isn't afraid to make a big move, and that the team has a chance to be good next year, and great when the new park opens in '10.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 3, 2007 04:47 PM
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