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The Outside Corner:
Guess what? This is the last weekend without a full slate of meaningful baseball until the offseason! Woohoo! The season kicks off with Rangers-Astros on Sunday night, and the rest of the regular season starts on Monday. On Monday, we've got some exciting announcements to bring to you, and the DD will be back to its typical daily schedule with nightly recaps located therein.
Yesterday, we finished up our awards previews by looking at the American League and National League MVP awards. Also, Bob broke down Bruce Rondon's demotion to AAA, Berselius from Obstructed View wrote a SWOT Analysis about the Chicago Cubs, and we learned that Johan Santana's season and career may be over.
Today, we're going to bring our staff picks to you, and who knows what else?
Enjoy your preseason (since most teams have left Spring Training, you see), everyone.
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June 1, 2012 is a night permanently engrained in the memory of all Mets fans.
Just like our parents, or grandparents, or even some of us might remember where they were when Kennedy got assassinated, Mets fans will always remember where they were when Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in franchise history.
For me it was at the Fireplace in Paramus. I was working that night...
Oh how I hate “I told you so” posts, but MMO’s John Delcos nailed it.
Santana’s left shoulder is not getting better and it isn’t unfair to wonder if the prideful or stubborn lefthander – take your pick – may have committed career suicide on March 3, a quiet Sunday that turned into one of the Mets’ loudest days of spring training.
Yep, that was one of the loudest days...
In an unsurprising move after he soiled the bed on Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers announced early Thursday that they optioned young flamethrower Bruce Rondon to Triple-A Toledo. Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski, despite raving about Rondon during the winter while suggesting the closer's spot was his for the taking, said skipper Jim Leyland will now "mix and match":
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, does a fine job of explaining why the Mets chose not to insure Johan Santana’s contract.
The Mets will be on the hook for the remaining $31 million owed to Johan Santana because they did not insure the contract. Why?
As premiums have skyrocketed because of escalating salaries and past payouts — such as the bailout when Mo Vaughn was owed $17 million...
New York Mets starter Johan Santana has likely re-torn the anterior capsule in his left shoulder, an injury which will quite possibly end his season and tenure with the team. The former Mets ace has yet to appear in a game this Spring and this past Sunday manager Terry Collins told reporters that the 34-year-old might need up to six weeks before he was ready for game action. Apparently...
Guest Blog by our proud Partner, Phil Naessens (originally posted here)
On Friday March 29, 2013 New York Mets fans received the terrible news that beloved ace Johan Santana would most likely miss the entire season due to a tear in the anterior capsule in his left shoulder. This is the same exact injury that sidelined Santana for the entire 2011 campaign and the Mets have exercised...
Breaking News - The Detroit Tigers have sent down what was expected to be their closer for 2013, Bruce Rondon, to the Toledo Mud Hens. Unrelated to this, the organization also chose to send down Luis Marte.
MLB Impact - The Tigers find themselves in a unique situation where as they are a team that has one of the highest payrolls in all of baseball, arguably the best hitter in the...
New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana may never throw another pitch again. In a conference call on Thursday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said that Santana has probably re-torn the anterior capsule in his left shoulder. If the capsule is torn, Santana would need a second surgery on the shoulder and would miss all of the 2013 season.
Santana initially had surgery for the torn...
Johan Santana likely is out for the season. And his career might be
The Detroit Tigers sent rookie reliever Bruce Rondon to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday, beginning their AL title defense without a set closer.
"I'll tell everybody ahead of time,
The New York Mets let Jose Reyes walk prior to heading into their 2012 season and went on to win just 74 games. This offseason they decided to trade away the reigning National League Cy Young award winner, R.A. Dickey, and recently discovered that Johan Santana is likely to miss all of 2013. The team managed to extend the contract of David Wright, but the warm fuzzy feeling...