"The Yankees, Mets, Red Sox and Dodgers are reportedly interested in Santana. Another reason the Angels are interested in him, according to a source, is they believe they won't have to give up as much in talent for Santana as they would for Cabrera, the Marlins slugger."
If the last sentence in this mornings LA Times article were true, I'd give it for Santana... not for MCab. This way, we'll still be able to trade for Tejada.
Johan can match up against Beckett better than Lackey can. I'll take Lackey over Schilling and I'd certainly take Escobar over Dice K. Plus add more experience for our young guys, plus the additions of Hunter and Tejada makes us a formidible offensive club, even against the Red Sox.
Another way to look at it, we let the Red Sox deal for him, we'll never win. MCab and Tejada or not, going against Johan and Beckett in back to back games will doom us and every team in baseball.
Block everyone else and let's go get him!