SI.com’s Jon Heyman says "some executives believe Huston Street is available for a steep price." Last we’ve heard the A’s were talking extension with Street. In January, the Chronicle’s Susan Slusser had this to say on him:
Street opens the season with the team but potentially could get moved by the deadline if a contender were to lose a closer, but overall, he’s less likely than Blanton to get dealt – he’s three years younger and, coming off an arm injury, he’s not going to bring back as much.
To help describe Street’s likely high price, Heyman tells us that the A’s asked the Yankees for Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes for Joe Blanton. That’s odd, given the Yanks’ unwillingness to trade that much for Johan Santana.