DepressedFan Brian just e-mailed a USA Today story, claiming the Mets landed Santana today.
According to reports:
The deal is pending the Mets and Santana reaching agreement on a six- or seven-year contract extension and that Santana passes a physical; they have been granted a 48 to-72-hour window to do so. Santana has a no-trade clause that he will waive if agreement is reached on a contract extension.
The Mets paid a high price in prospects to land Santana, agreeing to send the Twins outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitchers Phil Humber, Deolis Guerra and Kevin Mulvey.
That’s a good deal. Santana, Martinez, Maine, Perez and Pelfrey, with El Duque in the pen. Gotta be the best rotation in the NL East. Plus the Mets have a marquee player for Citi Field’s opening. Nice move.