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Santana agrees to $137.5M, 6-year contract with Mets

Updated: February 2, 2008, 1:43 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Johan Santana is a money pitcher, and the New York Mets are paying for it.

Santana and the Mets agreed Friday to a $137.5 million, six-year contract extension, a record for a pitcher and the last major step needed to complete the team's blockbuster trade with Minnesota.

After the sides were granted an extra two hours to work on a deal, the Mets announced about 30 minutes before the new 7 p.m. EST deadline that negotiations had concluded. The two-time Cy ...

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