As The Santana Turns @ SOX & Dawgs

Now you will understand why I gave the whole Johan Santana trade talks a soap opera name because it’s turning into one.

Earlier this morning, there was a report that the Yankees had withdrawn their offer for Santana.

For the second time this offseason, the Yankees have pulled their Phil Hughes-centered trade offer for Johan Santana off the table. The Yankees, then, will not restart trade talks with the Twins unless Hank Steinbrenner has another change of heart, a baseball official with knowledge of the talks told 1050 ESPN Radio’s Andrew Marchand.

The Yankees’ desire Monday to turn their attention away from the two-time Cy Young winner leaves Boston and the New York Mets as Minnesota’s trade partners, the official told Marchand.

Then Hank Steinbrenner opened his mouth again tonight outside of Legends Field in Tampa.

“It’s still in the deciding process. We’re still discussing it. There’s still a little talk back and forth.”

“There wasn’t an official offer anyway. You can’t withdraw something that wasn’t there,” Steinbrenner said. “There was no official offer on the table at this time.

The Mets and Red Sox still have interest in acquiring the left-hander as well.

All I can say is that Minnesota needs to decide if they are going to trade him or keep him. This shi* is getting ridiculous.