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Friday, February 1, 2008

Mets, Santana agree to contract extension

Our long, national nightmare is over: Johan Santana has finally, officially found a home.

According to John Heyman of SI, the Mets and Santana agreed to a six-year, $137.5 million extension to go along with the $13.25 he was scheduled to make this season. The deal is pending a physical, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow.

This makes him the highest-paid pitcher in the game, surpassing Barry Zito's seven-year, $126 million contract that was signed last off-season.

Both the Yankees and Red Sox could have had Santana if they were willing to pay the price. However, the Mets were the only team who really needed him. Yes, it would have been nice to see Santana in pinstripes, but it's even nicer seeing the young starters develop at a fraction of the price.

2 comments:

Andrea said...

why is he dressed as a sherif?

Andrew V. said...

Why isn't he ALWAYS dressed like a sheriff?

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