I fear Hank will trade Hughes and Melky for Santana. I don't care how much of an ace Santana is, I think that's a bad trade. Since it's only safe to assume two out of the three young pitchers will succeed, we need all three in order to guarantee we don't trade away one of our two long-term (potential) aces. Plus Melky has proven himself as capable of playing in New York and Hughes showed a great deal of poise and promise over half a season and succeeded in the post-season. How much of a risk is he? If he wins 15 games and Santana wins 20, why trade Melky to get those extra five games -- not to mention the MUCH higher cost, though of course I seem to be the only one who hates the bloated Yankee payroll.
Finally, was it politic of Jorge to say he lusted for Santana? First, he should just shut up while the Yankees are trying for a trade. Describing Santana as a must-get certainly doesn't help their bargaining. Second, it's in the context of trading Kennedy and/r Hughes. How would you feel if your every day catcher was telling the world they want you traded away to get another pitcher? It would certainly tick me off.