I need help here. There are two offers for Santana being talked about. The Yankees are offering Hughes and Melky Cabrera plus another prospect. The Red Sox are offering Lester, Coco, ss prospect Lowrie and another prospect.
What I don't understand is why the Twins may think the Red Sox offer is better than the Yankees. In my opinion, Hughes is much better than Lester. Lester is a nice prospect, but Hughes is going to be an ace in two years. Coco and Cabrera seem close enough, even though Cabrera hasn't proven himself as much as Coco has. The difference between those two cannot be a deal breaker, can it? Are the other prospects that Boston is offering that much better. Because if you give me the choice of Hughes of Lester, I cannot imagine taking Lester.
But maybe I'm off base here.