Everyone (literally) is reporting that the Yanks have decided to include pending HOF'er Phil Hughes in the trade for Johan Santana. I find this quite curious...didn't HankdeStein JUST say that there would be no more information coming until something was either done or dead? If the Yanks had decided to include The Messiah in a trade for Johan, what possible benefit would come from leaking it to the press?
What I am hoping is that this is just a planted story in an effort to get the Red Sox to up their ante to include more of their upper-level prospects. At this point I am really hoping for one of 2 scenarios to play out - 1. The Yanks are able to land Johan with a package that does not include Hughes; or, 2.Johan ends up traded to the Dodgers (or somewhere else where we won't have to deal with him).
Either scenario works for me - if we land Johan and keep Phil I am happy. If Johan goes out west and we are able to use Kennedy plus to land Bedard or Haren (in that order)I am happy.
Either way, I find the "leaking" of this information rather suspect!