December 27, 2007

Mets Are Still Option For Santana

I didn't want to post any new Johan Santana rumors until after the new year, but The Star Tribune wouldn't make that possible. This is starting to get to the Level of the Barry Zito nuisance that plagued us last off-season. At any rate they point out that the Mets still remain a viable option for the Twins and that they like the Mets prospects more than we had originally thought:

The Twins checked in with the Red Sox, Yankees and Mets just before everyone split for the holidays but nothing major appears to be heating up.Yes, you just read the word Mets. Indications are that the Mets remain a viable destination for ace Johan Santana, and that the Twins like enough of their players that a deal could be worked out without shortstop Jose Reyes being part of the package.

Outfield prospects Carlos Gomez and Fernando Martinez have been mentioned in other reports as possible targets. Pitchers Mike Pelfrey, Kevin Mulvey and Phil Humber are considered good prospects but it’s unclear how much the Twins like them. And, it’s unknown if there are any established players the Mets are willing to part with (Reyes and David Wright seem untouchable).

This is pure speculation, but you have to wonder if the Twins would prefer to deal Santana to a National League team. Santana, a career .258 hitter, would get the chance to swing the bat. And, except for interleague play, the Twins wouldn’t have to face him during the regular season.


Anonymous said...

you hit the nail on the head john...zito flashbacks all over again

Anonymous said...

i wonder if omar is going to land him...what a duo of pedro and santana...chills

Anonymous said...

can you say pipe dream???

Anonymous said...

he may be the last option for the mets