Monday, December 3, 2007

An Ultimatum by Steinbrenner II: Hank Tells the Twins Take Or Leave It By Today…

Hank Steinbrenner, now in charge of the Yankees has made a proclamation again. This time he wants to the Twins to decide in his offer for Minnesota ace, Johan Santana or to table the motion.

According to ESPN's Jayson Stark:

The Yankees have told Minnesota their offer of Phil Hughes, Melky Cabrera and a respectable prospect for Johan Santana is a take-it-or-leave-it proposition, not a conversation-starter -- and they want an answer by the end of the day Monday,'s Jayson Stark reports.

"This is not a bluff; it's just reality," Yankees senior VP Hank Steinbrenner told The New York Times Sunday night. "It's a fact. The Yankees will not be used to jack up the price on people -- whether by agents or other teams -- ever again. That's over."

Sources told ESPN's Buster Olney that the Red Sox are willing to include center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury in a deal, but they would not include Ellsbury and left-hander Jon Lester as part of the same deal.

Considering the 100-year plus war with the Red Sox, the Yankees are always subject to change their mind will do anything to play one-up on their arch-enemy.

However, I do have one question, for anyone in the know -- what's happened to George? Has he really given up all control?

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