Archive - Nov 27, 2007

Santana trade talks begin

Weblog reader Irene passes along the news that the Twins are talking trade with the New York Yankees. This is galling news. Unlike the departure of Torii Hunter, which I didn't lament, the departure of Johan Santana would be a jolt. His trade value, which may not be that great, as Strib writer Joe Christianson points out. Unlike when the Twins traded Frank Viola and used the trade to rebuild their team to the point where they won the 1991 World Series, Santana's departure isn't likely to make the Twins a better team.

Subzero

The temperatures have plummeted. Today will be spent hovering around the zero mark.

Yesterday was decent. I drove to Bemidji for a meeting. Then I worked my way back west on Highway 2, stopping at Faith Lutheran in Bagley to do a program for their WELCA. What I didn't expect was that the ladies from the Clearbrook Lutheran church canceled their circle meeting so they could come down to Bagley to see me! I was honored, of course, but I did change some of the presentation knowing that some of the ladies had heard it at least four times.