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by Kingman on January 29 at 4:34PM

JohanDepressedFan 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.


[January 29, 2008 9:45 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said

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. While he gambled that the Twins really wanted to trade Santana to the NL ( not amazing), he retained the crown jewel of the farm system, yet getting the prize. Gomez has his moments, you gotta love him defensive abilities, his bat is an unknown. Whereas Martinez has the stick.
I had my doubts if we could pull this off, but I LOVE this trade. See me in a few years. Plus with 24 years of partial plans, Loge 13 has paid a considerable amount of his....taxes!

[January 30, 2008 1:14 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Lonestar Mets said

I haven't been able to stop smiling all day. I tried not to get excited at all this winter, knowing we would be played to jack up the price on Boston or the skankees, this is great. God Bless Omar!

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