Wednesday, January 14, 2015
YANKEES HAVE JOHAN SANTANA IN THEIR SITES
Nothing wrong with the Yankees looking to try and sign a guy like Johan Santana, especially if he comes cheap. Especially if he can produce.
I know what you're thinking. We already have washed up Mets guy Carlos Beltran. Why do we need another former washed up Met?
Well, it's about productivity and getting Santana on the cheap... and that's what I like. Plus, he's a lefty.
According to the New York Post, there has been interest from the Yankees:
"Johan Santana’s comeback began Tuesday night, pitching two scoreless innings in the Venezuelan Winter League, and the Yankees were among the teams in attendance...
...the Yankees remain intrigued by the possibility of bringing in Santana and will “keep an eye on him,” according to a source."
Taking chances on guys is part of baseball. There is no crystal ball in a players career. The best thing we can do, if we are REALLY INTERESTED, is make a reasonable offer that won't break the bank. Then, if things don't work out, we can cut him loose and it's a roll of the dice that didn't turn up snake eyes... or something.
No idea if the Yanks are truly going to make a run at Johan Santana, but I believe in second chances. I know someone else who did too. His name was George Steinbrenner and last time he did it with guys like Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, they became Yankees for life... and the years with the Mets were a distant memory... that's all I'm saying...
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