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New York Mets season predictions from ESPN analysts

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 [...]

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Johan Santana likely facing season-ending surgery

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 [...]

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With Marcum on the mend, Mets rotation may be muddled

With reports earlier in the week suggesting that Johan Santana would not be ready to make his Opening Day start for the New York Mets, it was thought that Jon Niese would be likely to slide into his spot.  Santana has taken the ball for New York on Opening Day four of the past five [...]

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GM Meetings Update: Wright, trading from strength, Wheeler, Harvey, Johan, and Hairston

Yesterday afternoon at the GM Meetings in Indian Wells, California, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson stated, while he “would hate to give up on R.A. Dickey, Jon Niese, or Dillon Gee, pitching is the clubs strengths and something the club will entertain,” according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York: “Pitching is definitely [...]

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One Last Dance with Chipper by SBRForum.com

  Now that they’ve fallen out of the National League playoff picture the New York Mets have been reduced to the role of spoilers for the rest of this baseball season. They’ll try to live up to that role this weekend when they host the NL Wild-Card leading Atlanta Braves for three games at Citi [...]

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Johan to have MRI on back on Tuesday

According to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal, New York Mets starter Johan Santana will have an MRI on his back on Tuesday. Santana will have an MRI on his back tomorrow. August 20, 2012 10:43 pm via Twitter for BlackBerry®ReplyRetweetFavorite @BrianCostaWSJ Brian Costa Johan was scheduled to make his next start on Thursday, [...]

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After latest shelling, Mets may shut Santana down

I’m not sure where rock bottom is for New York Mets starter Johan Santana, but after becoming the first pitcher in team history to allow six or more runs in five consecutive starts, I’m sure this is close.  Last night Johan was rocked by the Nationals and after the game his pitching coach Dan Warthen, when [...]

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No Runs, Big Problems

The Mets have been shut out 7 times this year, but doesn’t it seem like more? The more I watch this team, the more I realize that their first half success was reliant almost entirely on the shoulders of the starting pitching and two-out RBI hits.  And when the team doesn’t drive in any two-out [...]

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Should the Mets shut Johan Santana down for the season?

Saturday night, during the New York Mets 9-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves, starter Johan Santana allowed eight runs in just 1 1/3 innings — matching the shortest start of his career –  in his first start since coming off the disabled list. For those of us hoping a trip to the DL would allow [...]

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