Latest word from the winter meetings down in Memphis is that the Red Sox are really close to getting Santana, but without having to give up Jacoby Ellsbury.
Now, personally, I have not tasted the Jacoby Ellsbury kool-aid (though I must admit it looks really freaking delicious) - I mean, the dude has only played in 33 major leage games. That is just too small of a sample size for me to be comfortable basing a trade of such magnitude on.
The dude, yes, has a extremely high ceiling, but so did Marty Cordova.
All that said, and despite the fact that I have loved, loved, LOVED watching Santana over the past few years, it would be totally freaking sweet to have Ellsbury on our squad.
I will be totally bummed if he was left off the deal.
An outfield of Cuddyer, Ellsbury and Delmon Young. A nice core to open Wells Fargo Park in 2010.
And then there is our 2008 opening day lineup (w/ some holes, of course)
SS (probably that Harris kid from Tampa)
I like it.
What's that old Honus Wagner quote?
"People ask me what I do in the winter. I'll tell you what I do: I stare out the window and wait for spring."