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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Santana to Mets

Twins agree to deal Santana to Mets for prospects

The New York Mets have agreed to a trade for two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana, giving up four prospects to acquire the left-handed ace of the Minnesota Twins, according to two high-ranking Twins officials with knowledge of the talks and a person close to Santana.

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.

Sounds like the Mets were really the only ones bidding. The Sox weren't serious, the Yanks were out of it. I guess Cashman took a stand.

Though if the Yanks lose to the Sox again, heads will roll, possibly Cashman's among them.

Speaking of Cashman, Was Watching is doing a report card on him. They rate the Ventura trade as "good impact":

July 31, 2003 - Traded Robin Ventura to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Bubba Crosby and Scott Proctor.

At the time, everyone thought Cashman was a genius, who had fleeced the Dodgers. They thought Ventura was worth Crosby or Proctor, not both. The Dodgers scouts included.
posted by BubbaFan, 5:18 PM


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