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07:32 AM ET 01.10 | The arm gaining most of the attention these days is Masahiro Tanaka's, but there are other candidates out there. On the other side of the country, a 35-year-old, two-time Cy Young award winner continued his painstaking recovery from a pair of career-altering shoulder operations. The Yankees are one of several teams monitoring the progress of former Mets ace Johan Santana, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The person requested anonymity in order to speak freely about the situation. After missing all of 2013, Santana is still rehabilitating from his second anterior capsule surgery and has yet to pitch off a mound this winter. Santana could audition for scouts near his home in Fort Myers, Fla. before spring training. A message left for general manager Brian Cashman went unreturned.

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January 10, 2014  08:21 AM ET

Clock is ticking, Cash. Pitchers and catchers report Feb 14. Maybe you be making some decisions??

January 10, 2014  08:28 AM ET
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Clock is ticking, Cash. Pitchers and catchers report Feb 14. Maybe you be making some decisions??

The pitching market has to wait for Tanaka to decide. Once he signs, it will be open season on pitching FA's and trades.

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January 10, 2014  08:56 AM ET
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Given the low risk/high reward potential with Johan Santana, I think most GMs would be shirking their responsibility to their club if they weren't monitoring his progress.

Has there been any progress?

January 10, 2014  08:59 AM ET
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Once all those free agents are resolved, the Red Sox can start thinking about trading their glut of major league ready 2-4 rotation studs.

Correct.

January 10, 2014  09:42 AM ET

.....this type player fits the yanker profile....washed up, living in the past.....tanaka is gonna be a ranger as will nelson cruz....rangers, once again the best team in baseball, will continue to dominate the red sux and all the overhyped least coast teams....

January 10, 2014  09:51 AM ET
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Given the low risk/high reward potential with Johan Santana, I think most GMs would be shirking their responsibility to their club if they weren't monitoring his progress.

Agreed. If you can get him for a low base with incentives contract, you'd be a fool not to bring him and and see what he can manage.

January 10, 2014  09:52 AM ET
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.....this type player fits the yanker profile....washed up, living in the past.....tanaka is gonna be a ranger as will nelson cruz....rangers, once again the best team in baseball, will continue to dominate the red sux and all the overhyped least coast teams....

Thanks for the reminder. I keep forgetting there are MLB teams in Texas. Easy to do.

January 10, 2014  10:09 AM ET
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.....this type player fits the yanker profile....washed up, living in the past.....tanaka is gonna be a ranger as will nelson cruz....rangers, once again the best team in baseball, will continue to dominate the red sux and all the overhyped least coast teams....

Moron, when were the Rangers EVER the best team?

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January 10, 2014  11:02 AM ET
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Thanks for the reminder. I keep forgetting there are MLB teams in Texas. Easy to do.

At least the Rangers are all set at QB.

January 10, 2014  11:04 AM ET
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Moron, when were the Rangers EVER the best team?

I think he's the long lost brother of RangersruntheALin2010

January 10, 2014  11:26 AM ET
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I think he's the long lost brother of RangersruntheALin2010

He also sniffed the balls of Kingfisher in a previous life...........

January 10, 2014  12:08 PM ET
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Moron, when were the Rangers EVER the best team?

....2009, 2010, 2011.....best team is not the last one standing...that would be the hot team...

January 10, 2014  03:20 PM ET

Bring him in, but unless he's lights out....I'd prefer giving a kid a shot

January 10, 2014  03:20 PM ET
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At 35 years old and his stage of recovery, I wouldn't lose any sleep if I "missed out" on Santana. It took him 19 months to come back from the same surgery and he's only ten months into the rehab from the second surgery. If he came back in August he'd spend two months trying to find it again after two full seasons away from an MLB mound. He won't be helpful, particularly as an innings eater. He'll give you nothing, tire out the bullpen unnecessarily, and eat up a little money you could have used elsewhere.

agree

 
January 10, 2014  04:34 PM ET

There once was dignity in wearing the pinstripes, but Cash-man has destroyed the integrity of the Yankee aura. Get rid of this clown...

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