Nearly three years ago, Johan Santana signed a four-year contract with the Minnesota Twins worth a measly $40 million. Now, in the final year of his contract, the club has reportedly offered to double Johan's salary with a five-year deal worth $93 million.
Is that enough for the best pitcher in baseball? Not on the open market, it's not. But it's all the Twins can afford. In the midst of a free agent mess in Minnesota, how badly Johan wants to stick around the Twins Cities area will be apparent if he accepts this proposition.
Santana went 15-13 with the struggling Twins offense this year, posting a 3.33 ERA and 235 strikeouts. He is a career 93-44 with a 3.22 ERA in eight seasons, all with the Twins.
Author's note: I love the Twins and I love Johan Santana. Please, please, please, please Baby Jesus, let this deal go down.
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Posted by Sooze on 11/18/2007
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