The Twins are blowing their chance to deal Johan Santana. In trying to play the Yankees and Red Sox off each other, their greed could cost them.
Yes, there’s always the July trade deadline, but that can backfire.
Suppose pitching isn’t the need?
There’s also the matter of the package. I would think the Red Sox would be less inclined to give up Ellsbury and the Yankees not wanting to move Cabrera because that would open another need.