Tristan H. Cockcroft discusses the impact the cutter is having this season and whether many of the early breakouts appear to be legitimate.
The Mets have agreed to a trade with the Minnesota Twins to acquire Johan Santana for four prospects, pending the left-hander working out an extension with New York, sources told ESPN's Peter Gammons.
Baseball officials involved in the Johan Santana talks say the Mets have the best offer on the table, as the Twins looked to honor a request by the pitcher to resolve the situation.
The Red Sox and Twins talked about a Johan Santana deal into Tuesday morning.
With the Minnesota Twins insisting on center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury in any trade for pitcher Johan Santana, the Red Sox have altered their offer and have told the Twins they are willing to include Ellsbury.
The Twins may have reached the point where they have the best offers they are going to get from the Yankees and Red Sox for pitcher Johan Santana.
Within the internal discussions in the Yankees front office, there is a sense that the team is leaning toward putting Phil Hughes in a deal for Minnesota's Johan Santana.
The Red Sox and Twins are discussing the framework of a Johan Santana deal that would have Boston sending four players to Minnesota in return for the two-time Cy Young Award winner.