Twins deal Santana to Mets--Nightengale, USA Today
- "Pending 6-7 year extension,... according to two high-ranking Twins officials with knowledge of the talks and a person close to Santana....
"The deal is pending the Mets and Santana reaching agreement on a six- or seven-year contract extension and that Santana passes a physical; they have been granted a 48 to-72-hour window to do so. Santana has a no-trade clause that he will waive if agreement is reached on a contract extension.
- The Mets paid a high price in prospects to land Santana, agreeing to send the Twins outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitchers Phil Humber, Deolis Guerra and Kevin Mulvey.
While the deal drains much of the talent out of the Mets' farm system, they did manage to hold on to top prospect Fernando Martinez, an outfielder. Instead, they headed the package with Gomez, who turned 22 in December and spent 58 games with the Mets last year."
- From USA Today article by Bob Nightengale, "Twins Agree to Deal Santana to Mets for Prospects," 1/29/08