Newsday’s Kat O’Brien recently spoke to a source with knowledge of the Yankees’ talks with the Twins for Johan Santana. According to the source:
"I don’t see it happening with us. We pulled out in Nashville, and we haven’t put an offer back on the table."
O’Brien always has Hank Steinbrenner’s ear, and Hank was noncommittal this time when asked about the Yanks’ chances. It sounds like the Yankees would need to crack and put Ian Kennedy into the deal, which just doesn’t seem wise. They’d be better off just calling off the whole thing, and it sounds like that’s the likely path.