Found October 10, 2013 on Around Citi:
The New York Mets signed Johan Santana to a six-year, $137.5M contract in 2008 to spearhead a rotation that looked to close Shea Stadium with a championship. Santana was the perfect fit for a club in desperate need of a bonafide ace: A two-time Cy Young Award winner, he thrice led the American League in strikeouts and held the AL to a WHIP below 1.000 in four consecutive seasons. Santana was everything the club asked for when healthy. He led the National League in ERA during his inaugural season in Flushing and provided an emotional, hard-fought battle on three days rest on the penultimate day of the season to preserve the club’s playoff hopes. Most famously, he pitched the franchise’s first no-hitter. Unfortunately, the club didn’t have the same success. Santana’s time in New York will be remembered by the two aforementioned performances that truly define the 34-year-old oft injured starting pitcher: A competitive spirit that was overmatched by physical ailments that prevented his ...
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