Its finally over. It looks like Santana has been traded to the Mighty Mets. The only thing that can stop this is if the Mets can't work out a contract, and I'd be shocked if they couldn't. The Mets became a running joke all through September, and have a lot to prove this year. Santana is a key acquisition for them. The Mets did not need to give up highly touted prospect Fernando Martinez, who besides having the greatest first name in the world, is considered a better hitter than the outfielder they traded, Carlos Gomez.
It has already been stated on other sites, but it deserves to be restated. The Yankees and Red Sox gave better offers in December. According to reports, the Twins gave the Mets, Red Sox, and Yankees a deadline by which to submit their best offer. One report states that the Yankees didn't submit anything, which is pretty gangster. I'm just glad we still have all the kids, including Melky.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Mets for keeping him away from the Red Sox. Its a win-win-win-win situation when you think about it. The Mets got their ace, the Yankees keep their kids, the Red Sox kept Santana from the Yankees, and the Twins didn't lose their player to free agency. It will become a win-win-win-win-win situation when Santana signs that monster contract the Mets are sure to offer.