Asked yesterday if he was tempted to top the Met offer, Steinbrenner, the senior vice president, said in a brief telephone interview, "I don't want to comment now. We'll see what happens."
Asked for his view of the deal the Mets made, sending four prospects to Minnesota for Santana, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, Steinbrenner said, "I think the Twins did what they needed to do and I think the Mets made a good deal."
How painful must that last comment have been for Hank to mutter. I can hear his teeth grinding from here. I can't help but wonder if he gives Cashman and lil'bro Hal ice-stares of death when passing in the hallway. I truly wonder if Hank believes Cash & Hal and has bought into this new philosophy or if he's given in on this and will blow a gasket during the first 3 game losing streak.