After sleeping on the potential blockbuster deal in the works for Johan Santana, I woke up feeling pretty good today. Here are my random thoughts on the subject:
* Question: What do Carlos Gómez, Philip Humber, Deolis Guerra, Kevin Mulvey and Loge13 have in common?
Answer: None of us will have seats in Citi Field in 2009.
- * Loge13’er Ron Hunt commented on the earlier post: “When all this works out, we need to be appreciative of the job Omar did on this deal. I believe his doggedness really paid off.” I was thinking the same thing. We have joked the past few months about the Mets’ lack of activity this offseason. Omar did his job this time.
* So what happened to all the talk about the Mets’ inferior prospects? At the winter meetings, every sports show blowhard blasted the Mets farm system, labeling our young talent as B-grade or worse compared to the prize packages the Red Sox, Spankees and others were offering. Were the Twins snookered? Or was the sports media?
* We know he can pitch, but can Johan hit? He has a .258 batting average over eight seasons. That’s 8 hits in 31 at-bats. 3 career RBI’s. No home runs but one double and one triple. HoJO will start turning Santana into a hitting machine in two weeks, if all goes well in the next 48 hours.