Buzz: Mets Remain Confident in Talks

According to multiple reports, including this site, the Mets remain confident that a contract will be worked out with Johan Santana before Friday’s 5 pm deadline.

…from what i can gather, Omar Minaya, Jeff Wilpon and John Ricco met with santana’s agents most of the day and through the evening yesterday in New York City…

According to the Pioneer Press, the Mets and Santana’s agent discussed a six-year deal worth more than $150 million, including a $7 million signing bonus and performance incentives.

…as i wrote last night, i believe the final hurdle most likely deals with the seventh-year of the contract, and whether it must be guaranteed or be an easily attained optionmy bet is it ends up being an option, but time will tell

In Newsday, according to Ken Davidoff, Minaya has told ‘industry friends’ that he is ‘at peace’ with what Santana and his agents are likely to request.

well wouldn’t omar have to be…

i mean, you, me, my grandmother, and more or less every one else knew what it was going to cost…i’m sure omar did as well…he never would have pulled the trigger on the deal, only to raise everyone’s hopes, only to have the transaction ‘collapse,’ so he could spend the next few months cleaning egg off his face