Monday, December 3, 2007
A Red Sox official believes the Yankees and Twins are "very close" to completing a deal for Johan Santana. This would make the Yankees rotation Chien-Ming Wang, Andy Pettitte, Johan Santana, Ian Kennedy, and Joba Chamberlain. It is possible they would groom Chamberlain to be the next closer and keep Mussina in the rotation. Or they would start Kennedy in the bullpen and let him work his way in. For now, this is just what one guy thinks, it is no where near being official. My guess is that they will extend the deadline and continue to work on a deal.