Tag: Johan Santana

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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Mets 2012 Season Will Be A Near Total Loss

An article by posted on August 10, 2012 0 Comments
Mets 2012 Season Will Be A Near Total Loss

Its hard to fathom now, but the Mets had a realistic shot at the playoffs only one month ago.  Since then the team has taken a turn for the worst with a lot of poorly played baseball compounded by additional injuries.  In the process, the current situation has re-highlighted some glaring issues that the team’s […]

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Monday Minors Beat: Brandon Nimmo Making Noise, Meet Hansel Robles, Tyler Pill Exceeding Expectations

An article by posted on August 6, 2012 0 Comments
Monday Minors Beat: Brandon Nimmo Making Noise, Meet Hansel Robles, Tyler Pill Exceeding Expectations

A lot of stuff went on down on the farm this weekend. Johan made a rehab start for Brooklyn. Tyler Pill continues to dazzle in the Florida State League. Nimmo and Evans heat up with the lumber, and much more. And thanks to our new and improved Mets minor league coverage, you don’t have to […]

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The Johan Santana Injury Farce and Why This is S.O.M. (Same Old Mets)

An article by posted on July 22, 2012 0 Comments
The Johan Santana Injury Farce and Why This is S.O.M. (Same Old Mets)

As I read Terry Collins’ and Sandy Alderson’s quotes in the paper this morning regarding Johan Santana going on the disabled list, my nostrils began to flair, my face was turning red, I almost scalded myself with the cup of hot coffee that was shaking in my hand, and I finally ran to get some […]

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These Mets Won’t Get It Done

An article by posted on July 17, 2012 0 Comments
These Mets Won’t Get It Done

It’s all fun and games until the Mets find themselves a half a dozen games back in the division and fading. That’s certainly how it feels today as the Mets limp into DC with their season on the ropes. With six games against the NL East leading Washington Nationals over the next nine days, the […]

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Backup Catcher Seems To Be Least Of Mets Concerns

An article by posted on July 16, 2012 0 Comments
Backup Catcher Seems To Be Least Of Mets Concerns

With the Mets seen as the probable last-place team in the National League East when the season began, it was a pleasant surprise to end the first half with a 46-40 record. This leaves the Mets right in the thick of the National League Wild Card race and still contending for the division. After dropping […]

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