— Days Without Shea —

Johan_santana12To get through the long winter months, we’re trying something new: Loge13 Speaks.

Current and former Loge13 season ticket holders (and assorted friends) gather around the virtual hot stove and ponder Met moves.

Today’s topic: Johan Santana. What Mets are you willing to give up for Johan
Santana? Would you part with Reyes? Beltran? Is Santana worth the asking
price?

Ron Hunt: I'd trade anyone but Wright and Reyes. In a blink. I'd love them to take Beltran and I'd pick up his full salary.

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Ross Jones:  He seems like the real thing, but I hate giving up All Star position
players for any arm. It's a very different world pitching in New York
instead of Minnesota. Just ask Frank Viola.

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 Good point.  Does anyone have Viola's stats before and after he came to the Mets?  It may be interesting to compare his numbers to Santana.
I read the Yanks are putting a trade around Melky and Phil Hughes.  I'm guessing Milledge and Humber's not cutting it :)  Can Minnesota afford Beltran.
 

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I'm not sure the Skanks can pull it off, unless they include 1 of their pitchers, melky and 1 other. It will cost them big. BUT, Santana would like the Skanks bcs they will give him whatever he wants in a long term contract. The Mets do not have the trade talent to land him. Wright, Reyes and Beltran are off limits. IF, and that's a big IF, they would take Delgado with one of the younger pitching talents; then maybe. But the Twins are milking this.

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Kingman: I don’t think Santana has any interest going to the National League. He’s going to use the Mets to leverage up the Angels and Yankees and make silly money. Overpaying lefties = bad idea.

Speaking of which, Mike Hampton hurt himself in his first inning of work in the Mexican League today. He is out a month.


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