Word from MLBtraderumors.com is that the Yanks have buckled under the pressure and are reluctantly discussiong Kei Igawa as a possible trade piece in the Johan Santana negotations that technically shouldn’t be happening if Hank said what he meant:
The Yanks and Twins haven’t talked much lately, but apparently Kei Igawa‘s name has come up in the talks.
Clearly Bill Smith has won this round of
Spit War Go Fish Poker, forcing Cashman to show his hand. Dammit, Brian! Stick to your guns, man! There’s no reason to include Kei Igawa in any deal.
Oh yeah, the post also mentions that the Twins now prefer Jacoby Ellsbury over Jon Lester. If they play their cards right, they just might get Julian Tavarez as well.