Johan Santana has been traded. Johan is heading to New York, but not the Yankees. He will become a New York Met. The 2 time Cy Young winner is headed to New York in exchange for four prospects, outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitchers Phil Humber, Deolis Guerra and Kevin Mulvey.
The Mets apparently thought that that was a better deal than the Red Sox and Yankees put on the table. The Mets needed to make this deal as they are in desperate need for pitchers for the upcoming season. Santana will make $13.25 million dollars this year and will most likely be signed to an extension. It is said that he will seek about $20 million per season for five or six seasons.
The trade is tentative, which means that the teams both have 72 hours to negotiate contracts or they can veto the trade.