Originally posted on Macho Row  |  Last updated 2/22/12
Video: Mets' Santana, Collins optimistic “Suave, amigos. Everything is under control.” Those were the words of New York Mets starting pitcher Johana Santana Tuesday after throwing for the second time this spring off the mound. Santana has shoulder surgery in September of 2010, causing him to miss the entire 2011 season as a result. “In my mind right now, in my heart, he’ll be ready,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “I don’t think there’s any question. This guy has worked so hard in the last 18 months to get ready, I think he’s going to be ready, I really do.” Santana agrees. “Opening day’s always good,” Santana said. “But again, I’m approaching everything one day at a time. Going through everything last year, one day you feel good and another you don’t feel good, it’s like a roller coaster.” The New York Mets may be in for another long season, but right now there is some optimism coming out of Port St. Lucie surrounding the status of starting pitcher Johan Sa
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