- Jan 15, 2010
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As noted earlier in this thread , MLB Network had the Twins projected lineup with Willi Castro as the DH, batting 9th. I like Santana at DH a little more than that.haven't seen a dollar amount on the Santana signing - but I am seeing some of the Twins Daily crowd claiming that the Twins basically used the money they got back from Seattle in the Polanco deal. I've seen estimates of that cash being as much as $6.5-million. Which would turn the Polanco deal into a 5-for-1 proposition - the 4 players from Seattle and then cash back from Seattle which the Twins (supposedly) used to sign Santana.
that's a heck of a return for a productive but no-longer-young infielder. if this turns out to be accurate, have to give Falvey a big pat on the back for pulling this deal off. and the Twins still have some trading chips they could use if they want.
assuming Santana is - at least - a right-handed hitter for a 1B/DH platoon, how does that impact the potential lineup?