If the Twins were satisfied with Lester’s medicals, it’s believed they would accept a swap of him, Coco Crisp, shortstop prospect Jed Lowrie and either highly regarded pitching prospect Justin Masterson or another player.
That’s from Jayson Stark’s column on Johan. I just want to point out that paragraphs like this pop up all the time, but they are completely worthless. “It’s believed they would accept a swap…” Um, “it’s believed?” By who?
This is why a million trade rumors get spread around and there are about a dozen trades.
Of course, I hope it happens.