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Declaring Our Dependence on Johan Santana

It's beginning to feel like 1776 in here…

It's a megadeal, I say

They will cheer every clause

Every number

I wish I felt that way

That we won't still have

Phil Humber

But then again

The Mets are Mets

And wrought with implication

If they blow

This trade of trades

They'll need another nation

An agent, a GM and an ace

With lightning for an arm

It's a simple fact

To think that now we act

As midwives to a pact

We're waiting for the scratch, scratch, scratch

To be paid Johan Santana

Waiting for this trade to hatch

On this soggy Friday afternoon a

Fortnight before spring training

God knows the contract is high enough

To choke a giraffe

But will it draft Johan?

We're waiting for the swap, swap, swap

To soon be deemed official

Waiting until five o'clock

For the Wilpons to start doling out that

Citi Field naming money

God knows the pile is high enough

To solve the debt

But will it yield a Met?

Johan's gonna make big bucks

So he oughta make 'em at Shea

Brother, it would suck, suck, suck

If twenty million stood between us

And penciling in Santana

I'm gonna click on MetsBlog again

And hope that Omar has grabbed a pen

To make sure Johan

Belongs to us!

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