Brad Radke, not Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana, will be the Twins' Opening Day starter, manager Ron Gardenhire announced.
Santana took the news in stride, but this is just another case of the Twins holding him back. In 2002, he wasn't even given a chance to win a bullpen spot out of spring training. In 2003, the team wouldn't let him compete for a place in the rotation. When he's been allowed to take the mound, he's been significantly more effective than Radke three years running. Although there's been talk of a three-year deal, we're guessing Santana is going to bolt at the first opportunity. He'll be eligible for free agency after 2006. Jan. 29 - 5:09 am et
I guess winning the Cy isnt enough to warrant being the Opening Day starter