The Santana news cycle has me bored to death. Either do a deal or don't already. The Twins were made a very reasonable offer from the Yanks (Hughes, Melkey, and a prospect) - and frankly, it is better than they've gotten from the other franchises that happen to be in the fold on this. So, either do it or move on.
As Crash pointed out earlier in the week, the Orioles are shopping Eric Bedard. He is the best unknown pitcher in the league. I would be more than surprised if the O's did ship him out as it would be a signal to its fans to get ready for another rebuild year. - This guy is good, and could probably be acquired for a much more reasonable price - I'd take him and be satisfied with what we got heading into camp and leave well enough alone.
I read an article on ESPN.com on the history of big time, long-term contracts for pitchers. It makes a good point citing: Kevin Brown, Mike Hampton, Barry Zito, less we forget Carl Pavano. So who knows, maybe it will be OK to let JS go somewhere else.