Everyone come through the storm OK? Good. Let's play what if, shall we? What if Brian Sabean hasn't just been sitting around guzzling lattes, but actually has a deal in the works. What if the deal involves a team like the Yankees, who would trade a Hideki Matsui, who would consent to play first base, for a Noah Lowry, and maybe a Jonathan Sanchez or some other reliever, or maybe even a couple players including a Matsui for three Giants, but what if the Yankees didn't want to pull the trigger on that deal because they were waiting to see if they could get their hands on another player like maybe a Johan Santana but because the Twins weren't through dicking around, the Yankees didn't want to make a trade for a Lowry because a Lowry would be their second choice? What if that were the reason for the great silence emanating from the Giants organization and not Sabean's inability do to something besides hope a Rich Aurilia comes up with something better than pithy quotes? What if somebody somewhere has to make a deal before either that same somebody or somebody else will make a deal with Brian Sabean, because a Noah Lowry is neither somebody's nor somebody else's first choice? What if dust bunnies were dollar bills?