Tag: Johan Santana

Santana Is Optimistic, Passes First Real Test

An article by posted on February 16, 2009

The Mets and Santana are taking no chances. Both sides have a vested interest in being cautious this spring with Santana who had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in the offseason. The Mets ace Johan Santana gets stronger each day, and yesterday he thre from the back mound which the Mets say was a significant […]

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Mets Spring Into Action: Santana, Maine Ready To Go

An article by posted on February 10, 2009

Despite not officially starting until this Friday, the sounds of Spring Training filled the air at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. Gloves were popping as players, coaches and fans alike, gathered to see Johan Santana and John Maine pitch. Both are coming off surgery and everyone was eager to see how they were. The […]

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My Interview With Baseball Analysts’ Rich Lederer

An article by posted on December 18, 2008

Rich Lederer of Baseball Analysts, was kind enough to take some of my questions this week. I frequently visit his website for some great baseball insights. I hope you check it out and add him to your favorites. Enjoy the interview.   The Mets just made great strides in upgrading the bullpen with the additions of Putz and […]

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Teixeira May Get A Gigantic Contract Next Season

An article by posted on December 10, 2008

If you think the Barry Zito, C.C. Sabathia, or Johan Santana signing were huge, get a hold of this: According to a source from a team who is involved in negotiations, the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles “are coming in hot” on Teixeira, with the Nationals apparently willing to offer the slugger a 10-year deal […]

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K-Rod Gets Caught Up In The Numbers Game

An article by posted on December 10, 2008

I read an interesting post this morning by Andrew Das of the NY Times. In it he wonders what uniform number Francisco Rodriguez will don as a member of the New York Mets. The one he wore with the Angels, No. 57, is out because it belongs to Johan Santana, a fellow Venezuelan. While acknowledging that […]

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Is CC Sabathia Really Worth It?

An article by posted on November 15, 2008

With the Yankees once again setting the bar for the free agency period by making a ridiculous offer to CC Sabathia, I find myself asking: “Is really worth 6+ years/$150+ million?” I don’t think he’s worth it. Sorry. While the Santana-Sabathia 1-2 punch would easily be the sickest in all of baseball, while we would […]

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No Sour Grapes For Johan Santana

An article by posted on November 11, 2008

When the Mets went after Johan Santana last off season, some Mets fans were stoked, while others thought we either gave up too much to get him, or that we paid him too much to keep him. Fast forward 12 months later… I think it’s safe to say that there’s not one Mets fan who […]

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Oliver Perez Will Get It Done

An article by posted on September 28, 2008

Are you nervous? Well, you should be… But at the same time you should be excited as well. This afternoon, as the Mets close out Shea Stadium with pomp and circumstance, Oliver Perez will take the mound and depending on which Oliver Perez shows up, the Mets may or may not play baseball again beyond […]

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Back From The Dead: Mets Back In The Wild Card!

An article by posted on September 28, 2008

The Milwaukee Brewers have just lost to the Chicago Cubs and are now tied with the New York Mets for the National League Wild Card! Just when you thought we were out… they dragged us back in… What a thrill ride this is shaping up to be… The Mets will now send Oliver Perez to […]

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The Price Of Failure Can Be Costly

An article by posted on September 27, 2008

The Mets are desperate. “We really, really have put ourselves in a tough spot,” manager Jerry Manuel said. “And we’re the only ones to blame for that. We had opportunities and didn’t get it done.” Desperate times call for desperate measures. The Mets are asking Johan Santana to pitch on three days rest and start in […]

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