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The Mets Acquire Johan Santana

January 29, 2008

Johan from CitypagesHoly F**K!!!

Holy F**K!!!

HOLY JOHAN

We have Johan FREAKING SANTANA!!!!!!!

AAAAGGGHHHHH!!!


From USATODAY, who broke the story
:

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.

The deal would give the Mets the much-needed ace at the front of their rotation. Santana won the American League Cy Young Award in 2004 and 2006 and is 93-44 lifetime. He went 15-13 with a 3.33 ERA for the Twins last season. Santana has struck out at least 235 batters each of the past four seasons.

While the deal drains much of the talent out of the Mets’ farm system, they did manage to hold on to top prospect Fernando Martinez, an outfielder. Instead, they headed the package with Gomez, who turned 22 in December and spent 58 games with the Mets last year.

Johan the new Met

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  1. January 29, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    congratulations. the mets collapse at the end of this season is now going to be even MORE painful.

  2. January 29, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    i’m sooo glad that the yankees didn’t trade house and home for him.

  3. picodulce
    January 29, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    quit rationalizing snitches!!!

    WE HAVE SANTANA!!

  4. January 30, 2008 at 11:33 am

    we have pedro feliz at the hot corner! he plays everyday. eat it!

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