Tag: Johan Santana

Mets’ Spring Training Winners and Losers

An article by posted on March 30, 2013 0 Comments
Mets’ Spring Training Winners and Losers

It is the same in every spring training camp with winners and losers. Booms and busts. With camp ending today, the Mets had their share of both. THE WINNERS Jon Niese: With Johan Santana a question going in, Niese entered camp No. 1 in the rotation and pitched deserving of that title. Not surprisingly, he […]

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Days Are Dwindling Until Mets Opening Day, But Questions Keep Mounting

An article by posted on March 29, 2013 0 Comments
Days Are Dwindling Until Mets Opening Day, But Questions Keep Mounting

The Mets have two games remaining in spring training, and if they don’t know what they have by now they never will. They break camp today after playing St. Louis, then bus over to the bay side of the state to play the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. Next will be Opening Day Monday afternoon against […]

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A Final Review Of The Johan Santana Trade

An article by posted on March 29, 2013 0 Comments
A Final Review Of The Johan Santana Trade

January 30, 2008 was supposed to be a great day for Mets’ fans everywhere. The Mets had just acquired Johan Santana, the clear-cut best pitcher in the game, from the Minnesota Twins for pitching prospects: Philip Humber, Deolis Guerra, and Kevin Mulvey, as well as center fielder Carlos Gomez, pending an extension agreement. Even David Wright was […]

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ESPN: Why The Mets Opted Not To Insure Santana’s Contract

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
ESPN: Why The Mets Opted Not To Insure Santana’s Contract

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, does a fine job of explaining why the Mets chose not to insure Johan Santana’s contract. The Mets will be on the hook for the remaining $31 million owed to Johan Santana because they did not insure the contract.  Why? As premiums have skyrocketed because of escalating salaries and past payouts […]

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MMO Flashback: Did Santana Commit Career Suicide?

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Did Santana Commit Career Suicide?

Oh how I hate “I told you so” posts, but MMO’s John Delcos nailed it. Santana’s left shoulder is not getting better and it isn’t unfair to wonder if the prideful or stubborn lefthander – take your pick – may have committed career suicide on March 3, a quiet Sunday that turned into one of […]

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Mets Are Not Being Cheap, They Are Being Smart On Wheeler

An article by posted on March 27, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are Not Being Cheap, They Are Being Smart On Wheeler

There are two no-brainers in place for the Mets with their latest injury news. The first was the slam-dunk Shaun Marcum would be injured. The surprise was it happened before the team broke camp, but considering the shape he reported in, well, maybe not so much. The second is the inevitable early clamor for the Mets to […]

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Who Were the Biggest Winners and Losers for the Mets This Spring?

An article by posted on March 26, 2013 0 Comments
Who Were the Biggest Winners and Losers for the Mets This Spring?

Clayton – Collin Cowgill is the biggest winner. The guy has yet to see a single pitch for the Mets in the regular season and he already has the number and comparison to a Mets great, not to mention most likely a starting outfield job. My loser is Johan Santana. It could have just as […]

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If Carlos Beltran Can Do It, So Can Johan Santana

An article by posted on March 23, 2013 0 Comments
If Carlos Beltran Can Do It, So Can Johan Santana

The Mets have announced that Johan Santana will not break camp with the Mets when the team heads north next weekend.  Santana has still not been able to pitch off a mound and only today will begin long-tossing, albeit from a distance of just 90 feet. As much as I would like to see Santana […]

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No-Han 2.0 and Why Sequels Always Suck

An article by posted on March 23, 2013 0 Comments
No-Han 2.0 and Why Sequels Always Suck

It’s long been said that sequels are rarely ever as good as the original. It’s an undeniable truth. Of course there are exceptions like The Empire Strikes Back or The Godfather: Part Two, but for the most part sequels genuinely suck, to put it bluntly. No-Han was everything any Met fan could have ever hoped […]

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Mets Rotation Facing Huge Hurdles Ahead Of Season Opener

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Rotation Facing Huge Hurdles Ahead Of Season Opener

The worst-case scenario seems imminent for the Mets. They faced a myriad of pitching questions entering spring training, including: Johan Santana’s availability after shoulder surgery; Dillon Gee coming off surgery to repair an injury to his shoulder; and injury-prone Shaun Marcum. All three have been answered in the negative. One would think a free agent […]

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