Mets Open To Re-Signing Johan Santana
Johan Santana has already said that he plans to come back from shoulder surgery to pitch next season and yesterday Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said hes open to re-signing the left-hander after the team buys out his $25.5 million option for $5.5 million to make him a free agent.
Heres what Alderson said during an interview with WFAN radio, via Matt Ehalt of ESPN New York:
I think thats a possibility. I dont really know what Johans thinking. Well talk to him, Im sure, over the next couple of weeks but I think he wants to pitch. Well just have to see what the market is for these guys and how much of our resources we want to allocate to somebody coming off injury or somebody you hope was able to pitch for you at a higher level.
Source: Aaron Gleeman, Hardball Talk