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Here at Retro Trade Analysis, we look at trades of the past and evaluate their value today.  The trade analyzed today is the trade that sent Johan Santana from the Minnesota Twins to the New York Mets.  The 2007 Minnesota Twins finished the season with a 79-83 record.  They were a young team, with none of their top 5 starting pitchers older than 28 years of age and Joe Nathan had saved 37 games.  Offensively, youngsters Justin Mourneau and Joe Mauer led them.  The team also featured Torii Hunter coming off of a 28 home run, 107 runs batted in season.  The team had tried to repeat as the American League Central Champions, however pitcher Brad Radke retired and Francisco Liriano had season sending surgery.  The team finished a disappointing 17 games out of fitst place. The 2007 New York Mets finished one game out of first place in the National League East with 88 wins.  A pitching staff that featured 41 year-old Tom Glavine, Oliver Perez and John Maine led the Mets.  David Wright and ...
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