Twins Make Johan a Weak Offer

Nearly three years ago, Johan Santana signed a four-year contract with the Minnesota Twins worth a measly $40 million. Now, in the final year of his contract, the club has reportedly offered to double Johan's salary with a five-year deal worth $93 million.

Is that enough for the best pitcher in baseball? Not on the open market, it's not. But it's all the Twins can afford. In the midst of a free agent mess in Minnesota, how badly Johan wants to stick around the Twins Cities area will be apparent if he accepts this proposition.

Santana went 15-13 with the struggling Twins offense this year, posting a 3.33 ERA and 235 strikeouts. He is a career 93-44 with a 3.22 ERA in eight seasons, all with the Twins.

Author's note: I love the Twins and I love Johan Santana. Please, please, please, please Baby Jesus, let this deal go down.

[Star Tribune] | [MLB Trade Rumors] | [Major League Ramblings] | [RotoWorld]


Megs said...

When I saw $93 million, I thought AWESOME! But then I saw the five-year part of the deal and my stomach sank. He deserves so much more than that. Like, double that.