Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Johan Santana to the Mets a Done Deal?

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.

-- D.S.

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