Not An Addict

Breathe it in, and breathe it out,
And pass it on — it’s almost out.
We’re so creative and so much more.
We’re high above but on the floor.

It’s not a habit, it’s cool — I feel alive.
If you don’t have it, you’re on the other side.

You may have thought the 1996 alt-rock classic by K’s Choice was a sublte anti-drug anthem. Clearly, this conventional take is wrong. The song is actually discussing an addiction that is much more insidious: That of Johan Santana trade rumors.

Gordon Edes says the Twins have ramped up negotiations, and that Red Sox officials wouldn’t be surprised to see a Santana deal done (though not necessarily with Boston) by the end of the week. Buster Olney takes it one step further: A deal could be done "as early as today," and the Twins have asked for teams’ last and best offers.

There’s also this bit:

Two sources involved in the discussions say the Red Sox have indicated they won’t trade Lester, and another highly placed source says Lester remains on the table. A fourth says the Red Sox are willing to deal Lester only in a package with little window dressing — in other words, Lester and Coco Crisp and little else.

It’s over now, I’m cold, alone.
I’m just a person on my own.
Nothing means a thing to me,
Oh, nothing means a thing to me.

6 comments… add one
  • I wish this soap opera would end one way or another! I’m content with moving forward with the “Young Guns” in the Bronx. Maybe they take their lumps this year, but three homegrown solid starting pitchers would be a revelation for the Yankees going forward…
    If the Sox get him, let them deal with the huge salary and loss of young talent for once. We’ve been down that road one too many times with little result!

    krueg January 29, 2008, 2:48 pm
  • Just send the f***er to the Mets and get it over with.

    Devine January 29, 2008, 2:51 pm
  • Man, I hated that song when it came out.

    Nick-YF January 29, 2008, 4:20 pm
  • It’s all finally almost over! Good riddance.

    Atheose January 29, 2008, 4:21 pm
  • Lar January 29, 2008, 4:30 pm
  • I’m ambivalent about it. I’m one of the few rare Yanks fan that doesn’t mind the Mets doing well (as long as the Mets don’t directly knock the Yanks out of say, the World Series) and I loved Santana, except for the price (in prospects).
    Let’s hope with Santana, they won’t blow the late lead this year..

    Lar January 29, 2008, 4:32 pm

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