Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I dunno, I'm in the mood to listen to Santana, How 'bout you?
Some more Santana? Why not?
Can't get enough? Okay, here you go
Too much? How about a low tech graphic interpretation of JOHAN Sebastian Bach's most famous composition.
So why am I in the mood for JOHAN Sebastian Bach and Carlos SANTANA?
Because the Mets somehow pulled the trigger and got premiere pitcher Johan Santana from the Twins. I thought for sure that he was going to be a Yankee. The Yankees had better prospects and offered one of the best but the Twins wanted more, the Mets didn't have as much and seemed like they were never going to be a player.
The Twins coveted one player, Jose Reyes. That was not going to happen. The Mets would not be foolish enough to give up Reyes or David Wright anytime in the next decade. They are the Mets version of Derek Jeter and Bernie Williams.
So, when the trade talks with the Yankees produced nothing, Omar Minaya stepped in offered some good, but not great prospects for Santana and now, barring any bizarre obstacles, Santana will be a Met next year and once again the Mets will be the team to beat in the National League and the bitterness of 2007's collapse will begin to fade away.
Ahhh, that's tasty!