Tag: Johan Santana

Mets Can Still Get Back On Track This Winter

An article by posted on November 3, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Can Still Get Back On Track This Winter

On the heels of their sixth consecutive disappointing season, the Mets entered this offseason with another set of tempered expectations.  Having force fed fans a vision of contention for the 2014 season with the arrival of key pitching prospects, the Mets enter this winter with more questions than answers yet again.  Devoid of a quality […]

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Can’t You Picture This?

An article by posted on October 25, 2012 0 Comments
Can’t You Picture This?

So by now, everyone has heard the news that Mike Pelfrey will not be tendered this off-season. This allows him to freely seek employment with other teams. The day this was announced (Tuesday I believe), I happened to be listening to the Boomer and Carton Radio Show while I was driving in my car. Boomer […]

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Mets End-Of-Season Grades: Starting Pitchers

An article by posted on October 24, 2012 0 Comments
Mets End-Of-Season Grades: Starting Pitchers

The season ended about three weeks ago and now that we’ve had some time to reflect, it’s time to start handing out grades. This morning, we’ll begin with the starting pitching. The starting pitching exceeded expectations this year. I don’t think anyone thought that Jon Niese or R.A. Dickey would be as dominant as they […]

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Analyzing The 2012 Mets Pitching Staff Using The Factor12 Rating

An article by posted on October 22, 2012 0 Comments
Analyzing The 2012 Mets Pitching Staff Using The Factor12 Rating

  For the most part, Mets fans were pleasantly surprised with the production of the Mets pitching staff in 2012. The bullpen kept us on the edge of  our seats the majority of the season, but the starters were one of the bright spots for the Mets. None shone brighter than the ace of the […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Johan Santana

An article by posted on October 15, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: Johan Santana

JOHAN SANTANA, LHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: The only thing the Mets knew for certain about Johan Santana heading into the season is they would pay him $24 million. Coming off shoulder surgery and not having started since Sept. 2, 2010, the most the Mets could hope for was for him to stay healthy and start at […]

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Santana Shut Down: A Blessing In Disguise?

An article by posted on August 23, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Shut Down: A Blessing In Disguise?

Sandy Alderson announced at a press conference yesterday that Johan Santana has been placed on the 15-day Disabled List with inflammation in his lower back retroactive to August 18. Alderson also said that he does not expect Santana to pitch again this season, but said he would be ready for Spring Training. You never want to see […]

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Rich Or Poor, Mets Still Make The Same Mistakes

An article by posted on August 22, 2012 0 Comments
Rich Or Poor, Mets Still Make The Same Mistakes

Despite four consecutive years of bad baseball, I think most of us can agree that some things are more frustrating than losses.  What I’m talking about is insult to injury.  Its having your fandom dragged through the proverbial mud as a result of not just the team’s performance on the field, but their disastrous attempt […]

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Shoppach Will Wear Uniform No. 6

An article by posted on August 15, 2012 0 Comments
Shoppach Will Wear Uniform No. 6

As expected, the Mets announced they have activated Kelly Shoppach in time for tonight’s game against the Reds. To make room for Shoppach on the active roster, the Mets optioned Rob Johnson to Triple-A Buffalo. Shoppach will wear uniform #6. He was acquired yesterday from the Boston Red Sox on a waiver claim for a player to […]

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Mets Building Blocks And Question Marks

An article by posted on August 15, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Building Blocks And Question Marks

During last night’s ESPN telecast of the Mets victory over the Braves, the announcers mentioned that the Mets have several “building blocks” but also several “question marks.” At this point, the question marks far outweigh the building blocks, which is why the team has had moments of mediocrity this season. There is still a month […]

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Is Johan Santana Becoming A Burden?

An article by posted on August 13, 2012 0 Comments
Is Johan Santana Becoming A Burden?

With the decline of 2012 New York Mets, many fans have rightfully reset their sights on what the future holds.  Even prior to the trade deadline, when there was still an outside chance of the team turning its free fall around, some fans sought additions for next season, 2014 and beyond.  The notion is sound, […]

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