Buying the farm

If this isn’t a sign that we’re on the verge of the Winter Meetings, I’m not sure what is.

Here’s one trade proposal courtesy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Bob Sansevere, who suggests that Twins GM Terry Ryan get Theo Epstein on the phone stat and offer the following trade proposal: Johan Santana, Carlos Silva and Joe Nathan for Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, Jonathan Papelbon, Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz.

Is that all? It’s a wonder the deal hasn’t been made yet. I’m not sure what Silva might think of the deal, seeing as he’s a free agent and all, but whatever. Take a shot.

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Fire Joe Morgan (Google, naughty words prevent the link) has a field day with the idea, of course, as does Keith Law. We’re assuming Sansevere meant all this tongue in cheek, but just in case, might we offer to throw in Mo Vaughn, Danny Heep, and Dom DiMaggio as well? See if they bite.