Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 12/14/11
Yesterday at the Mets holiday party at Citi Field, Sandy Alderson told reporters he viewed Johan Santana as a “question mark” heading into the 2012 season, although he had previously said Santana should be ready for the full workload in Spring Training. In a post to his blog for ESPN New York, Adam Rubin spoke to an “employee” in another organization who “painted a grim prognosis” on Santana’s ability to contribute to the Mets in 2012, saying: “That info is not really new. Mets downplaying of course. Never know with the shoulder. You can throw great, appear 100 percent, but then can’t recover to throw again. Jake Peavy and Mark Mulder are great examples. Resiliency and durability complete unknowns post-shoulder op. Major setbacks and retirement common.” Michael Baron: I haven’t gotten the sense the Mets have downplayed the severity of Santana’s recovery, especially after listening to Sandy speak yesterday. I also don’t think there are very many people who think Santana will be the
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