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January 31, 2008
BASEBALL: The Santana Contract Talks

Jason Wulterkens takes an agent's-eye-view of the negotiations between Johan Santana and the Mets. And Cerrone, as always, has the latest on where the talks stand.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:03 AM | Baseball 2008 | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0)

Jayson Stark: "Sources: Mets likely won't reach deal with Santana until Friday, if at all"

Anybody getting nervous yet? More than half the 72-hour window is already over. I said it Tuesday and I'll say it again - I am not believing the trade until I see Santana pull on the Mets jersey at the press conference.

Posted by: A.S. at January 31, 2008 12:29 PM

Give Santana whatever he wants. The Mets need this badly. Letting Santana slip away will be like trading Seaver.

Posted by: steve at January 31, 2008 12:54 PM

In this kind of negotiation, it's not really in either side's interest to strike a deal until the last minute. I think both parties are best served by getting it done, so I expect they will.

Posted by: Jerry at January 31, 2008 1:37 PM

Steve, I can tell you are young. To those of us who were there, when that drunken lying weasel Dick Young began his campaign to get rid of Seaver, and M. Donald Grant, who took credit for George Weiss building that team, actually did the dirty deed, I knew how Dodger fans felt in 1957. Or how England felt when it lost India (credit I think John Underwood for that line).

But don't worry, I don't get emotional on the subject.

Posted by: Daryl Rosenblatt at January 31, 2008 1:52 PM

6 years, $150 million. Hootchy-mama!

Posted by: jim at January 31, 2008 2:09 PM
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