Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Santana, Santana, Santana, Santana

After a winter of watching his favorite teams destroy his life, Endy in the Outfield is back with his view on Johan Santana's trade to his beloved Mets.

By Endy in the Outfield

For once one of my teams doesn't let me down. Being a Mets, Eagles, and Liverpool fan usually means disappointment, so after hearing all week on Mike and the Angry Puppy, ESPN, and the New York Papers that the Mets were in the lead for Santana I figured not to get my hopes up.

After all we didn't have the prospects to match the Yanks and Sox, we didn't even have Jared Camp. All we had was 2 good OF prospects (Fernando Martinez, Carlos Gomez) and a couple decent pitching prospects (Mike Pelfrey, Phil Humber, Kevin Mulvey, Deolis Guerra). Of course I figured we'd part with our number 1 pitching and outfield prospects in Martinez and Humber if they had the chance to get Santana. So imagine the level of happiness I felt when I learned that not only did we get the 2 time cy young award winning lefty, but we only parted with Gomez, Humber, Mulvey, and Guerra. No Martinez and no Pelfrey in the deal meant we wouldn't have to rape our farm system to acquire Santana.

Obviously everything hinges on the Mets actually signing the Johan. Which shouldn't be a problem (hand over the keys to the vault Mr. Wilpon, give this man his 7 years). With a rotation of Johan Santana, Pedro Martinez, John Maine, Oliver Perez, and 60 year old El Duque, the Mets should be primed to win the NL East and shut up Jimmy Rollins. Now the only problem is, who do we call up when the inevitable happens when Alou misses a month, and Endy Chavez' balky hamstring flares up that he recently re injured again in winter ball?

Now I'm waiting patiently for the Eagles to acquire that play making receiver (Chad Johnson?), and Liverpool to acquire the man we know as The Special One (rotating Rafa Manager anyone?)

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