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WE HAVE HIM!!! [Feb. 1st, 2008|07:10 pm]

From the New York Mets offical webpage....

The 72-hour negotiating window stretched slightly beyond that time frame, but Johan Santana is a Met -- pending a physical Saturday. The Mets inked the southpaw to an undisclosed extension Friday, giving them the ace they sought this offseason.

edit 8:10PM

It's not on the Mets webpage yet, but the The Associated Press is reporting the deal to be $150.75 million for seven-years.

[User Picture]From: mashfanficchick
2008-02-02 04:50 am (UTC)
Sweet, baby! *g* Just in time, too: I reloaded my Mets icon one day last week!

150.75M for seven years, though...*sighs* For the days when Mike Piazza got 91M for that long, and everybody flipped.
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[User Picture]From: lordlnyc
2008-02-02 05:32 am (UTC)

Look today's players look at 91M as peanuts in a doz or so years 151M will be called peanuts as well.

Most ball players still only have to "work" 1-3 days to make what I make in a year.
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[User Picture]From: mashfanficchick
2008-02-02 06:15 am (UTC)
Yeah, yeah, I know. And to be fair, it's not like I think it should go back to the real old days, when the players had to have off-season jobs (and sometimes more than that) just to make it. But still, when you consider some of the professions that make nothing...man, anything that makes me feel sorry for the cops, that oughta be a sign! *g* It just seems like at some point, someone should say "Ok, yeah, there's inflation, but MLB players' salaries are already so high, we're not going to keep raising them every year for a while."

And yeah, I figured out once that Mike Piazza made more per game (as a Met) than most people I know WITH GRADUATE DEGREES made in a year.
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[User Picture]From: lordlnyc
2008-02-02 07:06 am (UTC)
you got my point.

Its been that way for a very long time.
lLook back in Babe Ruth day he made more then the
President! and joked about it.
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From: evilsausage
2008-02-03 01:09 am (UTC)
cataclysmic_liz read over my shoulder and said "blech". :D
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[User Picture]From: lordlnyc
2008-02-03 01:21 am (UTC)
And I say shes jealous :-)
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