Tag: Johan Santana

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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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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