The Twins and Mets have agreed to a deal that would send two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana to New York in exchange for four prospects, according to a report by USA Today on Tuesday afternoon.
The deal is contingent on the Mets and Santana reaching an agreement on a six-or-seven year contract extension. Indications are that Santana is seeking a deal worth close to $150 million dollars. The Mets have been granted a 48-to-72 hour window to negotiate the extension and Santana is expected to waive his no-trade clause if an agreement is reached. The left-hander must also pass a physical.
According to the report, the four prospects that that Twins would be receiving in the deal are outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitchers Phil Humber, Deolis Guerra and Kevin Mulvey.
You have got to be kidding! The New York Mets give up basically nothing for the best pitcher in baseball? The Yanks and Red Soxs offered much better deals to the Twins, but the Twins settled on this? I am a huge Mets fan, and THANK GOD!!! The Mets just put themselves at the top of the best teams in the league with this deal. They now have two pitchers they can send out on any given night to win a game.