posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 03:07 PM
reply to post by testrat
The Twins held out and the Yankees took Hughes off the table. Then the Red Sox and Yankees realized they didn't need him enough to sell off their
respective futures and the end result is that the only team willing to trade and capable, money wise, of paying him, was the Mets. Thus the Mets got
the deal done without Martinez or Pelfrey (whom they still hold in higher regard than Humber).
Less than an hour left and no word on a signing. They were, at last count, something like $20 million apart. What's crazy is that Santana will,
potentially, make more in endorsements now than he will for pitching - provided they close the deal.
As a Mets fan, I'm beyond excited. When pitchers switch leagues they usually see an E.R.A. drop of about 1.00. Add to that the pitcher friendly
park, the better than average defense and the good offense and he might well be the front runner for a Cy Young award next year.
Or he could be like many of the big acquisitions made by the Mets and suck the joint up big time.