The Mets want to give Johan Santana five years; the franchise pitcher wants more. Maybe as many as eight, Steve Phillips told me.
There’s a 5 p.m., deadline to get a deal done, but that’s easily enough changeable. Since both teams want to get this completed, the Twins could grant the Mets an extension to continue to negotiate with Santana.
They’ve gone this far. Hard to believe they won’t get this finished.