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It is the same in every spring training camp with winners and losers. Booms and busts. With camp ending today, the Mets had their share of both.
Jon Niese: With Johan Santana a question going in, Niese entered camp No. 1 in the rotation and pitched deserving of that title. Not surprisingly, he was named Opening Day starter. With Santana gone for the year, he’s the de facto ace, at least until Matt Harvey takes over.
NIESE: A good spring.
Matt Harvey: He took some lumps, but was far more good than bad. Most importantly, he didn’t show any signs of being overwhelmed. With Shaun Marcum hurting, Harvey is now No. 2.
Zack Wheeler: He strained an oblique muscle, but when he pitched he showed a glimpse of things to come. Wheeler was never going to make the Opening Day roster, but should be in Flushing soon enough.
Jeremy Hefner: Reported as a contender for the Triple-A rotation, but with Santana’s injury is now scheduled to be the No. 4 starter.
Jordany Valdespin: Here’s a guy ...
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Mets pitcher Jon Niese's wife will be wearing her lucky article of clothing during his start on Opening Day. Hint: it's below her waist.
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...
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...
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
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...
Two main attractions will be missing when the New York Mets host San Diego in their season opener Monday.
Chase Headley, the biggest bat on the Padres and last season's NL RBI leader, is sidelined for a few weeks with a broken thumb.
Johan Santana's future is far more precarious.
After re-tearing the anterior capsule in his pitching shoulder, the one-time Mets ace is scheduled...
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...