Originally Posted by WABronco
Anyone else notice how the final package the M's gave up is much better than anything that was offered for Santana? Interesting.
And the Arizona Diamondbacks gave up more for Danny Haren as well.
The difference being, Haren and Bedard have two years left before they are eligible for free agency. Santana had one year remaining.
Since the Mets had to pay him $137.5 million on top of giving away four prospects, that lowered Santana's value below the Haren and Bedard asking price.