Browsing Archive February, 2008

Deal Is Done

In case you missed it, Johan Santana signed a six-year, $137.5M contract extension with the New York Mets. The contract includes an $18.5M club option that could keep Johan in the orange and blue through 2014.

Santana will take a physical today (Saturday) to officially complete the deal.

Braves catcher Brian McCann responded to the Santana acquisition thusly:

“I just know he’s 29 years old and he’s got two Cy Young Awards. I know he’s elite,” Braves catcher Brian McCann said. “We’ve got guys who are elite, too. You’re going to have to go out and play it out. It’s going to be fun.”

I agree with McCann — it IS going to be fun, and Santana IS elite. Not sure about that middle sentence.