Found March 30, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Johan Santana
TEAMS: New York Mets
Johan Santana may pitch again. Santana, who blew out his left shoulder on Friday, will miss the rest of the 2013 season and is currently deciding whether to pursue surgery or not, according to his agent. The 6-foot, 208-pound lefty did not play in the 2011 season after tearing the same anterior capsule. Whether Santana will undergo surgery remains to be seen, but the Mets ace has one goal in mind: to return to pitching as soon as possible. With regard to @johansantana, he is taking time this weekend w/his family contemplating whether or not to have surgery. (Cont.)— Chris Leible (@ChrisLeible) March 29, 2013 . @johansantana 's plan is to be back on the mound pitching again as soon as possible.— Chris Leible (@ChrisLeible) March 29, 2013 Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Johan Santana

A farewell to Johan Santana

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...

MMO Flashback: Did Santana Commit Career Suicide?

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...

Why The Mets Opted Not To Insure Santana’s Contract

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...

Johan Santana likely facing season-ending surgery

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...

Thanks For The Memories Johan!!

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...

Johan Santana's season (and career) may be over

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...

Mets' Santana likely out for season

Johan Santana likely is out for the season. And his career might be in jeopardy.

Retro Trade Analysis – Johan Santana Traded to the New York Mets

Here at Retro Trade Analysis, we look at trades of the past and evaluate their value today.  The trade analyzed today is the trade that sent Johan Santana from the Minnesota Twins to the New York Mets.  The 2007 Minnesota Twins finished the season with a 79-83 record.  They were a young team, with none of their top 5 starting pitchers older than 28 years of age and Joe Nathan...

2013 Is Here and (for what it’s worth) There May Be Some Light at the End of the Tunnel

By Dave Mills As the 2013 season opens, this scribe has a mea culpa… In my post of Feb. 21, 2013, which heralded spring training, I said: “Johan Santana would be healthier on opening day than he was in April 2012.” Ouch! My bad. Accordingly, I offer a respectful apology to the throngs who visit this blog. But what made me or any Mets observer actually believe such was going...

New York Mets season predictions from ESPN analysts

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...
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