According Andy Martino of the Daily News, manager Terry Collins does not believe Johan Santana will open the season on the disabled list, but he’s not yet decided if Santana will be his Opening Day starter.
“I have not decided who is pitching Opening Day. Now, my point is, right now, as we get through spring training, we may have to make adjustments. If Johan is, ‘Hey, look, I’ll be ready,’ but maybe he needs to pitch game two or game three or game four, we will adjust.”
I don’t think it really matters if he starts the first game of the season or the third. What matters most is 1. Can he make 25 or more starts in 2012, and 2. Will he come close to being the pitcher he was before his shoulder surgery. – JD
Original Post 12:00 AM
Johan Santana got roughed up a bit by the Detroit Tigers yesterday, but where Johan is concerned all that matters is the forward progress, and there was plenty to be encouraged about.
Originally scheduled to throw 60 pitches, Santana ended up throwin...