A tale of two pitchers in Citi matinee

Chances are, Santana wouldn't hesitate to trade his present for Strasburg's future

Updated: April 14, 2012, 1:21 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

The surgically repaired Stephen Strasburg has something the surgically repaired Johan Santana does not, something more valuable than an extra seven or eight miles per hour of bad intentions to lean on.

Time. Strasburg is 23, a kid who can roll with the Washington Nationals' grandest designs and, hey, if they don't work out, plan a free-agent escape to a more credible franchise in the middle of his prime.

Santana, 33, has already made his big career move. He left Minnesota for the bright ...

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