Johan Santana to the Mets for Carlos Gomez, Phil Humber, Deolis Guerra and Kevin Mulvey. Here's the story.
What a huge score for the Mets, who needed a No. 1 starter and a "win-now" move to revitalize a franchise debilitated by last season's epic late-season collapse.
It is also a big win for the Twins, who get three young (read: cheap) pitching prospects, along with an outfielder with star potential. (The Mets kept Fernando Martinez, another young OF prospect.)
(Worth considering that the Yankees and Red Sox played to a draw on this one: As long as neither came away with Santana, they both win -- or, more realistically, neither lose.)
More tomorrow, obviously. Refreshing to get a huge story to eclipse the insanity (and inanity) of Super Bowl Media Day.