According to Ben Shpigel of The New York Times, Johan Santana was very active in recruiting catcher Henry Blanco to the Mets.
Blanco and Santana played on the same Minnesota Twins team in 2004.
That season, Blanco played in 114 games for the Twins. Blanco caught 24 of Santana’s starts. Check out the stats in those starts here.
For the Mets, whatever Santana asks for, you give him. And as quickly as possible.