Yankees Closing In On Johan Santana, Mets In Holding Pattern

An article by posted on November 26, 2007

The Twins and Hank Steinbrenner himself have confirmed that they are in ongoing negotiations for prized all star pitcher, Johan Santana.

According to Associated Press they are at the preliminary stage of negotiations.

Well Mets fans, it doesn’t mean the Yankees are a lock to get them, but they certainly are the favorites when you consider they are already negotiating ahead of the Winter Meetings which are over a week away.

Of course as a Mets fan, I would be both angry and sad if the Yankees were to land Santana. Angry because it is so unfair that a team who already has a $230 million dollar payroll were so willing to increase it by another $25 million, and angry that the Mets would once again be also-rans.

Obviously if we had any intention of going after Johan Santana we would have been as proactive about our intentions as the Yankees have been. Unfortunately we will continue being reactive in that regard.

The Red Sox and Dodgers were also rumored to be interested in Santana, but who are they kidding…

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