Jorge Castillo of the Star Ledger reported that the Mets, along with a few other teams, have inquired about Johan Santana. Last week, Santana’s agent Chris Leible tweeted out that Johan is throwing from 150 feet out without any pain right now. Remember, he missed the entire 2013 season and has not pitched since August of 2012.
Santana’s career stats with the Mets were pretty solid, with a 3.18 ERA over 717.0 innings pitched. He compiled a 46-34 record over that span of four years in Flushing.
I do not particularly mind the Mets going after a guy like Santana or Roy Halladay at this point to fill out the rotation. If the gamble works out, the Mets get the low-cost style player that they’re looking for anyway, and if not, they won’t have to pitch too long before being overtaken by a young arm like Rafael Montero or Noah Syndergaard.