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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 least 15 games. Anything above that would be considered a bonus.
2012 SEASON REVIEW: He didn’t stay healthy, and for the fourth straight season the Mets didn’t get 30 starts from their $137.5 million ace as he again ended the season on the disabled list. This time it was with a lower back injury, perhaps exasperated by a twisted ankle sustained trying to cover first. Santana started strong, highlighted by his June 1 no-hitter against St. Louis, helped out by a blown call. Santana threw a career-high 134 pitches that night and immediately struggled, going 3-7 with an 8.37 ERA over his next ten starts. Santana’s season ended with a career-high five-game losing streak in which he w...
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I took a poll in late September and I left if up. I Asked Who the Mets Should Trade This Off-Season? Of the Many that Voted, many seemed that Johan Santana should be the logical choice to be traded.
So Much for the 1st Mets No-Hitter, LOL !
I Agree with the fans, I think the Mets should trade Santana and his salary for other parts.. I think the Mets will Look to trade Lucas...
According to Chris Walendin of tgpMets, Mets minor league pitchers Zack Wheeler, Chris Schwinden and Darin Gorski are among many players in the Mets organization that are currently eligible for this year’s Rule 5 Draft.
The following players comprise the complete list:
Triple-A Buffalo Bisons
Double-A Binghamton Mets
Mets GM Sandy Alderson has made it no secret that signing both David Wright and R.A. Dickey beyond 2013 is one of his top offseason priorities, and a source told Andy Martino of The New York Daily News that formal contract negotiations with both players could begin next week. "Too early to tell," said a source when asked if either player could agree to a new deal this month...
R.A. DICKEY, RHP
PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: R.A. Dickey had been a journeyman with a trick pitch his entire career, winning a career-high 11 games in 2010. Realistically, they had no right to expect more than that from him at age 37 and figured to be third or fourth in the rotation at best. Only injuries or poor performance from others could elevate his status, and was why he was in...
The Mets say they have the funds to re sign David Wright and R A Dickey this off season. Well as a Met fan your happy that at least they can try to retain Wright and give Dickey a well deserved raise. This is partially due to the fact that the hapless Wilpons don’t have to spend mad $4 paying off the Madoff debt . Well my question is this. If this is true, and lets just say this was resolved a
Here is a complete breakdown of what the Mets have to deal with in the off-season. The Mets 2013 Payroll is expected to be around $100 Million.
Johan Santana, SP: $31MM through 2013
Jonathon Niese, SP: $24.5MM through 2016
Jason Bay, OF: $21.125MM through 2013
Frank Francisco, RP: $6.5MM through 2013
Arbitration Eligible Players (estimated salaries...
Keith Hernandez was the heart and soul of the 1980s Mets teams that went from languishing at the bottom of the National League East to winning two division titles and a World Series championship. The former first baseman was a leader both on and off the field, and was given the captain’s “C” to honor his leadership on the team. However, despite numerous pleas by Mets fans...
It’s easy to look at Jeremy Hefner’s 5.09 ERA and 4-7 record and conclude that it was not a very good year and that the Mets might look to upgrade his spot for 2013. But Hefner did a fine job in his role and not only should he be back next year, there are legitimate reasons to think he was undervalued by most fans and analysts out there.
One of the difficulties in evaluating...
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Ken Rosenthal talks Johan Santana, Strasburg and more.
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