Joe Nathan is not bothered by the Johan Santana trade; he thinks the Twins can still contend. Nathan wants to stay, but he’s a free agent after the ’08 season. And he’s not planning on giving a huge discount again. I’m guessing that could mean $60MM over four years.
Nathan and his agent are waiting for a call from the Twins. GM Bill Smith may soon be free to turn his attention to Nathan and decide whether to try to retain one of the game’s top closers.