Johan Santana is coming to New York but unfortuantely (or fortunately) he won't be in Da Bronx.
You are hearing all kinds of rumors all over the place of the deals that the Yankees and Twinkies nixed but who really knows for sure. One deal had Chien Ming Wang and Ian Kennedy going out there for Santana but I would be really surprized if that one held water. I would have done that one in a heartbeat.
The players that the Mets gave up were compatable to the player that the Yankees release this off season. Bronson Sardina, Matt Desalvo, plus you can throw in any number of lower level prospects and wind up with a better offer than the Mets.
You have a pitcher that was never hurt and always pitched over 200 innings. The time may be near. If he blows his arm out this year Brian Cashman will look like a genius. But kudos go out to Cash because he clearly sent out the message that he is not letting anyone hold us hostage anymore.
This may be the best deal the Yankees never made, Rob Dibble of XM 175 concurs. Me I am glad we didn't give up the farm, but a lefty like Santana would be nice.