Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Santana Traded to METS!

Reports out of NYC state that the Mets have acquired Johan Santana. New York has him - but not the Yankees. I seem to feel both the Yanks and Sox did the right thing letting this one go. Santana would have come a huge price in players and money. Too many years - too much money - too many prospects and budding stars = disaster. Good job Theo --- taking a pass on this one!

Twins Agree to Trade Santana to Mets

From the Globe's Gordon Edes (1/29):
Red Sox sources confirmed that pitcher Johan Santana is headed to the New York Mets, ending their pursuit of the two-time Cy Young Award winner. USA Today broke the news of the deal, in which the Mets are sending four prospects to the Twins and now will have 72 hours to sign Santana to a contract extension.

From USA Today's Bob Nightengale (1/29): "The New York Mets have agreed to a trade for two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana, giving up four prospects to acquire the left-handed ace of the Minnesota Twins, according to two high-ranking Twins officials with knowledge of the talks and a person close to Santana. The deal is pending the Mets and Santana reaching agreement on a six- or seven-year contract extension and that Santana passes a physical."

1 comment:

Michael said...

I'm not sure if I agree with you.

True, the price was sky high, but this is Johan Santana we're talking about here.