Mets to trade
four to the Minnesota Twins to acquire Johan Santana
The New York Mets and the
Minnesota Twins agree on a deal with Johan Santana.
The New York Mets have agreed on a deal with Minnesota Twins to
acquire pitcher Johan Santana in exchange for four prospects.
The Mets have been granted a 72-hour window to work out a new
contract with Santana and the pitcher must pass the medical
exam, as well. If the New York Mets and Johan Santana reach a
deal during the time-frame provided, the Mets will send
outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitchers Phil Humber, Deolis Guerra
and Kevin Mulvey to the Twins in exchange for the two-time Cy
Young Award winner.
Thanks to his full no-trade clause,
Johan Santana is in complete control of his fate and rumors
emerge that Santana could have informed the Twins that he would
invoke his no-trade clause and then file for free agency after
the 2008 season, but these rumors have not been confirmed. It is
expected that Santana will request a deal in the range of 6-
years and $150 million. The Red Sox and the Yankees were to only
serious competition to the Nets in acquiring Santana.