Holy Funking Whoopdie Wow!
Johan Santana and the New York Mets agreed Friday to a $150.75 million, seven-year contract, a record for a pitcher, and now the only thing to be nervous about is the physicals of all players in the deal. So the Mets will pay him about $21.5 mil a year.
Let's thank god one last time that Omar did not land Barry Zito. Zito received a $126 million, seven-year deal from the San Francisco Giants which looks, for lack of a better word, retarded now.
This week was Santastic!
Br*ves already bitching
Following up on Larry Jone's dissing of David Wright a few months ago, Tim Hudson flaps his gums to let the press know he thinks he's as good as Santana:
"It's not like he's unbeatable," Hudson said of Santana. "He did get hit around last year. If you put Smoltz up against him or me up against him, it's a toss up. Obviously, he can go out there and dominate games. But so can some of the pitchers on our club."
"He's just one player," Hudson said of Santana. "He pitches once every five days."
The article continues it's drive through fantasy land:
Those who have yelled, "Glavine is finished" simply because he struggled in his final three starts might want to realize that he was 2-2 with a 4.97 ERA in his final seven starts. Granted there is a significant age difference. But the fact remains that even the game's best struggle.
"Glavine is finished!" That felt good.