Despite the lack of change in the Johan Santana saga, the New York Daily News has reported that the Mets are putting talks with Livan Hernandez on hold to focus on the Twin's ace. A recent report in the Rocky Mountain News claimed that the Mets were close to signing Hernandez, but the team has denied that rumor. One unnamed baseball insider claims that Mets' GM Omar Minaya is enamored with obtaining Santana. "He still wants him, and I got the feeling he thinks he can get him," the person said. "I think he believes the longer it goes, the better his chances."
Mets Put Hernandez On Hold, Eye Santana