Twins Make Offer To Santana

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Twins have reportedly made an offer to Johan Santana for five years, worth 93 million dollars. That is 18.6 million dollars annually, more than Barry Zito and Carlos Zambrano, but he is 29, and probably deserves slightly bit more. Although he was 15-13 with a 3.33 ERA, he is 93-44 with a 3.22 ERA in eight years with the Twins, with two Cy Young's. He would probably get 20 million on the market for six or seven years, and is probably interested in going to a winning team, like the Red Sox. I think the Twins will trade him if he does not accept this offer because they are known for not countering in negotiations. The Dodgers, Red Sox, and Yankees seem to be the most intriguing, because they have so many prospects. But I would not rule out the Cardinals, who could offer Rick Ankiel, Adam Ottavino, Colby Rasmus, and maybe another prospect. I don't think the Cardinals plan on giving up Rasmus for a one year rental, especially because someone like Jon Garland is available. Another possibility is if they do not trade him now, and do not trade him at the deadline, they could just offer him arbitration and then wait to receive draft picks from whoever signs him. Bill Smith is new to being a General Manager, but has experience in the front office so I think he has a plan with Santana.


Anonymous 8:58 PM CST  

The Yankees have "so many" prospects? That's news to me.

Anonymous 12:29 PM CST  

The yankees are ranked 5th by Baseball America for their minor league system. One would think that a 5th ranking would mean that they would have a load of prospects that they could trade.

Lenin 2:46 PM CST  

Couldn't Santana enjoys Mets uniform?

Anonymous 4:10 PM CST  

No!!! hes comin to boston and the sox rgonna have an explosive staff w/ beck dicek holz santana then mybbe lester

David 10:49 PM CST  

johan santana deserves the most money of any pitcher so its good to see Minnesota going all out to get him. if they are able to lock him up and liriano comes back strong that should be a solid rotation for years to come. Thats not to mention the potential of bonser, baker, and top prospect matt garza