Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/4/13
Updated by Joe D. on 2/4 Johan Santana‘s participation in the World Baseball Classic for Venezuela appears an uphill battle that will not materialize, although there is no set decision, sources told ESPN New York. Because Santana ended last season injured and on the disabled list, a World Baseball Classic committee must agree to insure the southpaw’s $31 million contract in order to make him eligible for the event. I’m glad that Santana feels up to the task, but the fact is that he’s been paid $45 million in the last two years, and aside from the no-hitter he has produced just six wins in that span. His obligation and loyalty should be to the Mets – to whom he owes a great deal. Original Post Johan Santana is planning to compete in the World Baseball Classic and despite being ineligible because he ended last season on the disabled list, he plans to prove his case that he is 100% healthy and get a waiver. In order for the WBC to insure a contract, it has to be convinced the player is healthy.
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