One of the Mets’ perceived strengths heading into the 2013 season is the makeup and depth of their rotation.
With the Mets expected to get consistent, reliable seasons from the likes of R.A. Dickey, Jonathon Niese and Matt Harvey, the health and reliability of Johan Santana could be the major wild card for success for the Mets next year.
So what can we expect from Santana in 2013? How many innings and starts can we depend on from Santana?
After overcoming major shoulder surgery in 2010 and missing all of the 2011 season, Santana was sight for sore eyes at the beginning of the 2012 season. Santana stormed out of the gate and was an anchor in the Mets’ rotation for the first three months or so. Of course, Santana’s season was undeniably defined by him throwing the Mets’ first ever no-hitter, which is a memory that Mets’ fan will cherish forever. To say that Santana was a feel good story in the early going would be a massive understatement. From April to early June, Santana was the sto...