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As the New York Mets continue their slow march to the end of the regular season, one troubling trend that can't be ignored is the sudden decline of Mets starter Johan Santana. Santana, who delivered what looks to be the apex of the 2012 season with his no hitter on June 1st, has fallen into a tailspin since that game. Santana's ERA since his no hitter is well over 15 and he has hit the disabled list once with a sprained ankle. Rumors have also been swirling that Santana's arm is fatigued after a grueling first season back from shoulder surgery. The latest on the Mets ace and a lot more will be the focus of this week's Mets 101 News and Notes. Let's get started with:
Johan Santana Undergoes MRI on Back:
Johan Santana underwent an MRI on his back yesterday and the results will not be known until later today, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Santana's balky back appears to be the latest issue troubling the left hander, who has not looked the same since he...
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I received this interesting question yesterday from one of our readers, USMF.
I have an idea on what to do with Santana next year and thought it could be a good debate question for the MMO staff.
Seeing Johan’s recent struggles, I was wondering about moving Santana into the Closers Role next year similar to what the Braves did with John Smoltz.
We know the pen has tons of problems...
The Mets are shutting down starting pitcher Johan Santana, effective immediately. Santana has been awful since throwing the first no-hitter in Mets history on June 1st against the Cardinals.
Perhaps oddly, the issue isn't with Santana's surgically repaired shoulder, but instead his back. The former two-time AL Cy Young winner didn't pitch in the majors at all last...
Sandy Alderson today announced at a press conference yesterday that Johan Santana has been placed on the 15-day Disabled List with inflammation in his lower back retroactive to August 18. Alderson also said that he does not expect Santana to pitch again this season, but said he would be ready for Spring Training.
You never want to see this happen to your ace, or any of your starting...
He threw the first no-hitter in New York Mets history back on June 1st against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mets announced today that their history making pitcher, Johan Santana has been placed on the 15 day DL, a trip that could keep him out of the rotation for the remainder of 2012.
According to a report by Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York, Santana’s MRI from Tuesday exposed ...
Updated Post 10:45 PM
The Mets have added Triple-A starting pitcher Collin McHugh to their taxi squad for Thursday in the event Johan Santana is unable to make his scheduled start.
The Mets have received the results of the MRI on Johan Santana’s back, but said they will not announce the results until Wednesday morning.
It looks like Collin gets the nod over Mejia if the news on...
Sandy Alderson spoke to a gathering of reporters at Citi Field before tonight’s game between the Mets and the Rockies. The purpose of which was to explain the team’s plan regarding Johan Santana moving forward.
“The New York Mets are going to shutdown Johan Santana for the remainder of 2012 season.”
Santana had an MRI yesterday which showed and inflammation in his lower...
Let’s face it, New York Mets baseball is becoming less and less of a priority for fans as the team falls from relevancy. They can’t hit, the bullpen is infuriating, and all we continue to hear from the front office is that spending will be limited moving forward. Maybe ownership is handcuffed by two of the worst contracts in all of baseball for 2013 (Jason Bay – $16 million...
Despite four consecutive years of bad baseball, I think most of us can agree that some things are more frustrating than losses. What I’m talking about is insult to injury. Its having your fandom dragged through the proverbial mud as a result of not just the team’s performance on the field, but their disastrous attempt at public relations off of it.
Some highlights of the...