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VIDEO: Look Back at the Johan Santana Trade

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When the Mets pulled the trigger on the Johan Santana deal, I was pumped.

Let’s take a look at the pieces they had to give up.

Mets Get: Johan Santana

Twins Get: Kevin Mulvey, Carlos Gomez, Deolis Guerrera, Phillip Humber

With the results posted, I still would have made the deal even if I knew their numbers ahead of time. Santana put up the equivalent of three solid seasons as the Mets’ ace, and it’s just a shame he couldn’t stay healthy.

If he did, we’d be talking about one of the Mets’ all-time greats.

Was this trade worth it for the Mets? Tell us in the comments section below. 

2 Comments

  1. Keith

    April 13, 2013 at 10:52 am

    As a first rd pick Humber has never delivered, Gomez had his best year last year, and was only slightly better than your average OF, and Santana had an awesome yr in 08, a great year in 10, and a No No last year. I make this trade 10 times out of 10.

  2. Sharklady (@Sharklady2)

    April 25, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Yep, without a doubt, I’d trade for Johan all over again. There wasn’t one time, ever, that he took the mound without his take-no-prisoners attitude. I love that about him — his heart and guts are second to none. Because of the no-hitter he will always be an iconic Met, right up there with Seaver & Co. Add Mike Baxter to that, too, for saving the no-hitter. The fans always remember the players who gave their all, with or without results, and Johan was worth every penny. Considering when he DID pitch, he got poor run support and it’s no wonder he wasn’t screaming “get me out of here” when he was healthy. I’m hoping in a couple of years he comes back at some bargain-basement price to finish what he started as a Met.

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