Found April 02, 2013 on New York Mets Report:
Another day and with more Mets’ pitching news and naturally some of it being bad. The club said Johan Santana underwent successful surgery on his left shoulder today, but failed to define “successful.’’ It is being able throw, much less pitch again, or the ability to raise his arm over his shoulder? In addition, free-agent Shaun Marcum – who didn’t endear himself to the Mets for not being in shape during spring training – was scratched from today’s simulation game after expressing neck pain as he warmed up and won’t pitch this weekend against Miami. Obviously, he is the Mets’ most immediate concern because Santana’s career is over, while the club hopes Marcum will pitch for them. The Mets placed Marcum on the disabled list retroactive to March 22. Marcum had been sidelined with shoulder and neck pain and took a cortisone injection that obviously hasn’t helped. Marcum was signed to a one-year, $4-million deal – with up to another $4 million in incentives – but didn’t report in sha

Shaun Marcum Suffers Another Setback, Scratched From Simulated Game

Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum looks to have suffered another setback today and was scratched from his scheduled simulated game. Adam Rubin writes that he experienced neck pain and was unable to pitch in a scheduled simulated game Tuesday in Port St. Lucie, Fla. That means he will be unable to be activated from the disabled list to make Sunday’s start against the Miami Marlins...

Marcum Heading To NYC To Be Examined By Team Doctors

The Mets have announced that Shaun Marcum is on his way from Port St. Lucie to New York to be examined by team doctors. “He has some real discomfort running from his shoulder up through his neck,” manager Terry Collins said Wednesday, prior to the Mets’ game against the Padres. “What that is, where it starts, what’s causing it, I think we won’t know until he sees the...

If Marcum Can’t Pitch By April 21, Then Bring Up Wheeler

Shaun Marcum was unable to pitch in a simulated game today, and so it seems like he’s headed for a stint on the disabled list. Marcum has already missed nearly a month and received a cortisone shot for a shoulder problem that is separate from this current neck issue. He officially is on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis which is a third health issue he is dealing with...

Mets’ Johan Santana undergoes successful surgery

New York Mets left-handed starting pitcher Johan Santana underwent successful surgery yesterday morning to repair a tear to the capsule in the front of his throwing shoulder, the team has announced. Johan Santana underwent successful surgery this morning at HSS to repair a tear in the capsule in the front of his left shoulder. — New York Mets (@Mets) April 2, 2013 ...

Suspended Animation

I like the day off between Opening Day and Game 2. When spring training starts, it's non-stop. Every day it's a new workout, a new story, a new pulled muscle. But once Opening Day is come and gone, we're on our way, and more often than not at 1-0. And you get that day to bask in the glory of Opening Day. It's the upbeat before the 161 games of death metal beats that...

Time for fans to get over your frustrations with Johan Santana

Johan Santana did not live up to the expectations of the 6 year, $137.5 million contract he signed with the New York Mets in February of 2008. When he undergoes surgery Tuesday to repair the tear in his anterior capsule muscle for the second time, it will mean the end of his 2013 season. Of course, Santana missed the entire 2011 season due to the same operation and was not vintage...

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...

Staying Healthy is the Key to Success

These past few years, it seems like whenever the Mets are held back, the injury bug has something to do with it. The fan-base knows that. Just observe how they reacted when the trainers were announced during the opening day festivities. It’s no surprise that they were booed. It seems like there’s always been something a little bit off. Over the past few seasons, we’ve seen...
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