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Interesting response by Anthony DiComo when he was asked a question regarding a potential loss in velocity for Johan Santana who had already seen the velocity on his fastball decline in the years before his microfracture surgery in 2010.
Isn’t Johan Santana the first pitcher of his kind to suffer this kind of injury? He isn’t a power pitcher at all, and most of the pitchers coming back from a rotator cuff tear don’t succeed because their velocity drops.
– James S., New York
You could make the argument that Santana is a unique case study given how frequently he uses his secondary pitches — in particular, his changeup — in relation to his fastball. But medical history has indicated that lower radar gun readings do not necessarily equate to easier recoveries. R.A. Dickey will tell you that even the game’s softest throwers put extreme force on their shoulders and elbows due to the physics of delivering a pitch. And Santana is hardly a pushover; as far as starting pitchers go, he has ma...
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This afternoon at the New York Mets spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, starter Johan Santana — who missed the 2011 season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder — long tossed on flat ground. After his brief work out, the former Cy Young Award winner held a conference call with the teams beat writers and according to those that...
Johan Santana hopes to be back on the mound for the New York Mets when the season starts yet doesn't want to guess whether he'll actually be ready by then.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner is coming back from shoulder surgery and hasn't pitched in the major leagues since Sept. 2, 2010.
After making three minor league rehabilitation outings totaling eight innings last...
Johan Santana long-tossed today in Port St. Lucie. He is shceduled to speak with reporters at 1:20 pm to talk about his rehab and condition. The moment the call begins, you will find here a live blog of noteworthy quotes, beat reporters Tweets and commentary from the call:
Johan Santana is throwing from flat ground in St. Lucie and hopes to be ready for Opening Day. Adam Rubin has the story here, MetsBlog offers SNY video here.
Even with too many other signs pointing downward, and even as there are “no assurances” that the ace of the staff will be ready to face the Braves by April 5 (or that Johan will ever really be Johan again), geez it feels...
Santana says he 'feels fine' after beginning offseason throwing program a few weeks ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Johan Santana hopes to be back on the mound for the New York Mets when the season starts yet doesn't want to guess whether he'll actually be ready by then.
During Johan Santana's road to recovery from surgery in September 2010, the outlook on his left shoulder has ranged from hopeful to doubtful to hazy to hazier. Now, Santana eyes a triumphant return in 2012.
Sixteen months after shoulder surgery, Johan Santana hopes to be back on the mound for the New York Mets when the season starts. He just doesn't want to commit to it.
Johan Santana is back in Port St. Lucie today. He discusses his throwing program with Manager Terry Collins. twitpic.com/86sysw
— New York Mets (@Mets) January 13, 2012
Just like Sandy Alderson, Johan Santana knows he will have to wait until he tests his arm in spring training to find out how much his left shoulder has recovered from his Sept. 14, 2010 surgery.
“My arm will let me know how I feel,” Santana said. “Time will tell...
With the news this week that the Mets are essentially done adding major league pieces to their roster for this upcoming season, it appears as though they will enter the year with a payroll hovering around $90 million dollars. That will prove to be a tough pill to swallow for most Mets fans, as the franchise hasn't entered a season with a payroll this low since 2000.To be fair...
Heading into 2012, the projected starting rotation for the Mets consists of Johan Santana, R.A. Dickey, Jon Niese, Mike Pelfrey, and Dillon Gee.
Last year, the members of this rotation won 39 games (with Gee winning 13 of those 39), and pitched to a 4.17 ERA, walking 234 and striking out 491 and allowing 71 home runs in 720 1/3 innings pitched combined and averaged just over six...