I thought I could start this thread off with an absolute doozy of a post too:
To NY Mets: Johan Santana
To Minnesota Twins: OF Carlos Gomez, and three minor league pitchers (Deolis Guerra, Kevin Mulvey and Philip Humber)
This gives the Mets a pretty solid 1-2 punch should Pedro Martinez return to form next season. Notwithstanding the respectable play of Tom Glavine, starting pitching has been a concern over the last while for the Mets, and considering their solid offence and brilliant defence, was shaping up to be their Achilles heel prior to this trade (not to mention that I have never been entirely certain about Minaya's ability to assess pitching, exhibit A = Scott Kazmir for Victor Zambrano). Since I consider the Mets one of the teams I cheer for (right behind the Mariners, and maybe the Jays), this is good news and might finally put to rest some of the bitterness of last year's collapse.
Edited by Gretzky's Mullet, 30 October 2008 - 10:50 AM.