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Posted by Ben K. on Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Twins Show Santana a Lack of Faith, Committment

What would you do with the opportunity to lock up the best young pitchers in baseball to a long-term deal? Would you throw as much money as you could at him or would you do almost everything possible to make sure he leaves to free agency?

If you were the Minnesota Twins, the second option sounds surprisingly appealing, and it's exactly how they’ve handled their efforts at securing the services of 25-year-old Johan Santana for the next few season and beyond. This is, however, nothing new in the way the team has handled Santana as he has developed into a Cy Young winner and one of the best lefty arms in the Bigs...

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