Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Really Minnesota...Really?

If you haven't seen, the Minnesota Twins have agreed in principle to trade former Cy Young winner Johan Santana to the New York Mets. In Return the Mets agreed to send CF Carlos Gomez and pitchers Phil Humber, Kevin Mulvey and Deolis Guerra.

The deal does hinge on the Mets and Santana being able to work out a long term contract extension, but something tells me that Omar Minaya can get that done

Now, I know that the Twins wanted to get rid of arguably the best pitcher in baseball, but for that package...really?

According to this ESPN story, some MLB talent evaluators pinned this package as the fourth best offer that the Twins since they put Santana on the trade block.

Guess they held onto Santana for a little too long. I know the Twins didn't want to part ways with Santana, I know they've had problems agreeing to a long term deal, but letting Santana go for four magic beans that the twins hope will grow? Really Minnesota...really?

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