Buzz: Johan Santana, No-Trade Clause

According to the Pioneer Press, due to this year’s Cy-Young results, Johan Santana will soon have a no-trade clause for next season that allows him to only be traded to one of 12 teams.

However, Santana recently told the Star-Tribune that he will waive his no-trade clause assuming he is appropriately compensated and is traded to a team with a legitimate chance of winning a World Series.

…from what i can gather out of people who are close to santana, he has a lot of interest in playing in new york, specifically for the Mets, who play in the National League with out the designated hitter…that being said, as we learned last season with Barry Zito, as well as in so many other situations, money talks…but i sense that santana knows this is his time to shine on the big stage, and the Mets are probably his best option to hit all nails on the head…but, again, money talks…and to get him right now, pre-free agency, the Mets will have to pay with a lot of young talent in a trade…in other words, i think it’s safe to say that this will be the definitive storyline of shea’s off-season, as we chase rumors about santana all around baseball over the next few months, most likely starting at the Winter Meetings in early December…

Santana will enter the final season of a four-year, $39.5 million contract next season.