Johan Santana Elected To Twins Hall of Fame
Image courtesy of Carlos Gonzalez, Star TribuneThe Twins drafted Jared Camp in the 1999 Rule 5 draft. Immediately they traded him to the Marlins in exchange for Johan Santana... and CASH.
After spending a couple of seasons in the Twins bullpen, Santana became the best pitcher in baseball for a three to five year period. He won the American League Cy Young Award in 2004 and 2006, and he should have won it in 2005 as well. He was an All Star in 2005, 2006 and 2007 with the Twins.
He led the American League in strikeouts, K/9, WHIP, FIP and ERA+ each of those years.
Before the 2008 season, Santana was traded to the New York Mets where he had two more good seasons before injuries cost him the rest of his career.
Johan Santana is still just 38-years-old.
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