Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 3/31/12
With opening day less than a week away, it’s time to weigh in with a brand new edition of “3 Up & 3 Down”. Here’s what I’m looking forward to in 2012, the 50th anniversary season of New York Mets Baseball! 3 Up: The Return of Johan Santana:One word comes to mind when I think of Johan Santana; warrior. Who could forget Santana’s performance against the Marlins a few years back, with the season on the line? It’s plain to see in each and every start that Johan wants the ball, and he’s going to give you his all every time he takes the hill. If the season were to ride on one game, I would want Santana to be my pitcher. A healthy Johan means the Mets have a stud ace in their rotation, something that was sorely missed last season. The Ike & David Show: The fences at Citifield have been brought in which should help David Wright, and Ike Davis looks to be healthy even though he’s shown some signs of rust this spring. It should be a lot of fun to watch these two bat back to back in the
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