ESPN's Buster Olney is reporting, via Rotoworld, that the Sox and Twins are discussing a trade that would send Johan Santana to the Sox for Coco Crisp, Jed Lowrie, Jon Lester and a fourth player.
The fourth player could be Justin Masterson or Michael Bowden. I'm hoping it's the former. I really like Bowden and I think he could be as good a pitcher as Clay Buchholz.
If the Sox trade Lester, Crisp, Lowrie and Masterson for Santana, I'll be ecstatic. It would certainly favor the Red Sox because A) Crisp is expendable, B) Lowrie doesn't have a spot in the Sox lineup, C) Buchholz > Masterson, and D) Lester is a good pitcher, but I think Buchholz and Bowden will be better.
What are the thoughts going around Red Sox Nation?