There are actually still some Yankee fans who think it was a good thing their team didn't deal Phil Hughes (zero wins in 2008) and Melky Cabrera (sent to the minor leagues) for Johan Santana (saved the Mets season.)
I equated going for the potential of Hughes versus the certainty of Santana was like saying "You can keep that million bucks... I have a lottery ticket!"
Of course the Yankees would have included a mid level prospect.
If the performance of their A level prospects was any indication, they wouldn't have missed one of their B prospects this year.
Now I don't know what is going to happen tomorrow.
Only that dude from Early Edition does.
But they got their money's worth from Santana for year one.
It's to bad that if there is a one game playoff between the Mets and Brewers that it wouldn't be Santana versus Sabathia.
Mets current payroll breakdown
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