Buzz: More Seeing Mets and Johan Santana

here’s what i have learned today, having talked with more or less the same group of insiders who i normally engage with…

…more and more people around baseball, from front offices to reporters, are all starting to see the Mets as Johan Santana’s likely landing spot, including people who are connected to the Yankees and Red Sox…which has me very giddy, but which also makes me very nervous

…i mean, i just don’t want to be teased and let down…i know the Mets are involved, and they’re quite focused on santana, and they’re working a lot of creative angles, and so to have this back-fire, especially after all of the hype, it would be so disappointing…if he ends up on the Yankees it will be devastating

…by the way, i have a feeling that Jose Reyes is repeatedly mentioned in public, specifically through talk radio, so the Mets have a built-in scapegoat should santana end up on another team…in other words, the Mets can say, “Well, the Twins wanted Reyes, what were we supposed to do,” when in reality he has not, is not and will never be involved…

…also, a lot of people now believe that the report from yesterday’s Star-Tribune was aimed directly at the Yankees, in an effort to smoke out Phil Hughes…hopefully it had zero impactfrankly, i’m starting to believe the Yankees would just as soon see santana end up in Queens at this point, which is saying a lot considering how these two teams typically fight over the back pages…

…lastly, i get the sense that santana and his agents are now in a position to consider a contract extension from another team…i am not exactly sure how that is allowed to happen without a trade having been agreed to, yet santana’s people are in lock down and their in lock down for what seems to be a very specific reason…man, could you imagine after all of this if he ends up signing an extension to say with the Twins…ugh…

…at any rate, i remain cautiously optimistic, but quite skeptical – as you should be as well…frankly, i will not sleep easy until santana is traded, because i will never trust what i hear or don’t hear about the Yankees…as long as they’re roaming the country side, i worry…

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