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Breaking: Mets Land Santana, Pending Extension

Jan 29, 2008, 4:38 PM EDT

USA Today is reporting that the Twins have traded ace Johan Santana to the Mets in exchange for four prospects. I guess we knew this was coming, as the Yankees and Red Sox cooled considerably in their interest in trading for Santana, but it’s still a little jaw-dropping. Johan Santana. Is going to be a Met. 

In exchange, the Muts gave up outfielder  Carlos Gomez and pitchers Phil Humber, Deolis Guerra, and Kevin Mulvey. The only thing that could have made us feel a little better were if they lost the likes of Jose Reyes in the deal, but we’re just not that lucky. The report states that once an extension is reached and Johan gets a once-over from the docs, the deal is as good as done.

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.

So get ready for six or seven years against the perfect solution to the Phillies dangerous lineup. But hey—Pedro Feliz, right?

>>Twins agree to deal Santana to Mets for prospects [USA Today]


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