Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Johan Santana is FINALLY traded!

USA Today reports that Minnesota Twins have agreed to trade Johan Santana to the Mets for four prospects. The prospects include outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitchers Kevin Mulvey, Phil Humber, and Deolis Guerra. The deal is pending Santana passing a physical and reaching a contract extension with the Mets; they have a 48-72 hour window.

I'll write more on the players the Twins received if the deal is finalized, but it looks to me like the Twins are being forced to settle. The Mets are keeping their best prospect in outfielder Fernando Martinez, and I'm thinking the original offer from the Red Sox may have been superior; LHP Jon Lester, CF Coco Crisp, RHP Justin Masterson, and SS Jed Lowrie.

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