The Mets will neither confirm nor deny a USA Today report they reached an agreement with the Minnesota Twins for ace lefthander Johan Santana. The deal is contingent on Santana passing a physical and agreeing to a contract extension. Santana is reportedly seeking $150 million over six- or seven years.
The Mets would have a window of up to three days to reach an agreement on an extension, and Santana would subsequently waive his no-trade clause. Santana would also come at the cost of the outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitchers Phil Humber, Deolis Guerra and Kevin Mulvey.
Santana, the AL Cy Young Award winner in 2004 and 2006, went 15-13 with a 3.33 ERA last year, and is 93-44 lifetime.