I agree. I really didn't want them to get rid of Hughes or Cabrera and especially not both, even though I think that landing Johan Santana would've been great. The offer the Red Sox made looked even better, too.
Long-term deals for pitchers almost never work out, but Santana did win 3 Cy Young's in a row (FUCK whatever ANYONE says. SANTANA SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE 2005 CY YOUNG AWARD WINNER), he's still great and not 30 yet, and even in an "off-year" just had 235 strikeouts, a 1.073 WHIP, etc. I think he'll perform well.