The logic makes sense. If teams will hand the Twins a mother lode for one year of stud pitcher Johan Santana, the Rays could get a similar deal for three years of Scott Kazmir. Santana is a free agent after 2008 and Kazmir won't be. Mets fans are still a little raw over the fleecing they took when they gave up Kazmir in 2004.
What kind of message would trading Kazmir be to Tampa Bay fans? The Devil Rays have tried reaching out, including renaming the team this week -- they're dropping Devil from the nickname. Moving Kazmir now would be a slap.