Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:11 PM
People were saying Strawberry could be the next Ted Williams at that time...his upside seemed limitless back then. 5-tool was thrown around quite a bit in regards to him.
Santana has little trade value. He would've needed to have shown himself to be 100% healthy AND effective to have drawn any interest, and even then, I think teams would've been leery of him breaking down in the second half, regardless of how well he might've pitched in the first half. If he comes back and shows anything before the trade deadline, the Mets would have to pick up just about all of his remaining salary just to get a "meh" prospect.
A shame, one of those deals that was a risk because he was hitting his 30s and had some miles on the odometer when he got here, but considering what was given up, it was a risk the Mets had to take. Just so hard to tell how guys are going to hold up as they get older. He was a rock in his four years as a full-time starter as a Twin, and his first season here was basically a continuation of that.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 27 March 2013 - 03:19 PM.
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