Sunday, February 03, 2008

YES - Johan!

A scream rung out throughout the house. I would have been concerned yet for the fact that it came from my mouth - AND, it was a good scream.

I saw on the news that the Mets just landed Johan Santana in a blockbuster trade with the Minnesota Twins. Johan Santana is considered one of the best pitchers in baseball, and has two Cy Young awards to prove it. The trade moves the Mets from a team with a great lineup who needed pitching to perhaps the best team in the National league with three 15 game winning pitchers. According to MLB.com, "the Mets joined hands with Santana. Deal done. Season saved. Future brightened. General manager at ease. Brilliant pitcher guaranteed $137.5 million, able to purchase Easy Street and put houses and hotels on it."

This is huge for Mets fans, especially after the last couple of years we've suffered through. Two years ago they were a game away from the World Series. Last year, they suffered the worst collapse in baseball losing a 7-game lead with 17 left to play. Interestingly enough, this trade almost collapsed, as well. They had a 72 hour deadline to get a deal done with Santana, and after the 72 hours had expired, they requested and received a two hour extension. Within 15 minutes of that extension, they had the deal done.

Whew! No second collapse.

SL

4 comments:

Seer said...

So much for the Sox (Boston, that is) getting him. I guess there's always next year. :-)

Scott Lessard said...

Is that you, Phil? How the hell are you?

Seer said...

Indeed, it is I. I'm doing well, thanks. I can see from your blog that things are well with you. Always good to hear. :-)

Scott Lessard said...

Send me your contact info. The adelphia e-mail address I have for you doesn't work anymore.

scott_lessard@tx.rr.com

SL