From Joel Sherman today:
I'd been wondering if Hal was still in the picture. It sounds as if he is and I deem this a good thing. The organization needs as many people as possible with the right motives making the right decisions with the big picture in mind. It's obvious the Yankees can't afford Santana's salary to start with.
- Why not have Goldman Sachs buy Santana--they own 40% of the YES Network, which is more than the Yankees own. They can rent him out to various teams.
Certain media members seek to define it in other ways.
- It should also go without saying the Yankees can't afford to give Minnesota about half a team in good young players they can use for the next 8-10 years.