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  1. The Mets push Johan Santana’s first spring start back

    Feb 22, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Johan Santana was supposed to make his first spring start by March 2, but today the team said that Santana is behind schedule in his throwing program. It is said to be a “conditioning issue” not a “structural” issue. Which means his arm is not hurt, it’s just not ready yet. The team says that…

  2. Johan Santana throws first bullpen session of spring

    Feb 17, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT

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    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York provides the visual evidence: Photo of Johan Santana throwing off a mound for 1st time since August: twitter.com/AdamRubinESPN/… — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) February 17, 2013 Santana made it through the workout without any sort of complications and will now perform regular bullpen sessions in Mets camp until he is…

  3. John Buck says Johan Santana was tipping his pitches last year

    Feb 8, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    Johan Santana struggled mightily last year. His new catcher, John Buck, thinks he knows why: During an appearance on SNY’s Mets Hot Stove show on Thursday night, new Mets catcher John Buck told Kevin Burkhardt that left-hander Johan Santana may have been tipping his pitches last season. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Michael Baron at…

  4. Terry Collins wants Johan Santana to be his Opening Day starter

    Feb 7, 2013, 3:34 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    I guess as long as he doesn’t throw a no hitter in his last spring training start it’ll be OK. From ESPN New York: If Johan Santana is ready to go, and Terry Collins does not expect otherwise, Collins tenatively intends for the southpaw to start on Opening Day, April 1 against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field.…

  5. Shaun Marcum’s deal is for $4 million plus incentives

    Jan 25, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

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    UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal reports that Marcum’s deal with the Mets is for $4 million plus incentives.  Obviously Marcum represents an injury risk, but that seems like a good deal. Thursday, 8:51 AM: Jon Heyman reports that the Mets have signed Sean Marcum. It’s a one-year deal, pending a physical. Marcum, who is 31, posted a 3.70…

  6. Mets considering Francisco Liriano and Carl Pavano as potential R.A. Dickey replacements

    Dec 20, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

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    The Mets jumped at the chance to trade R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays earlier this week in exchange for catchers Travis d’Arnaud and John Buck, prospect right-hander Noah Syndergaard and prospect outfielder Wuilmer Becerra. While it’s a tall order, they now need to find a way to replace the 2012 NL Cy Young Award…

  7. Zack Greinke, highest paid pitcher in baseball history?

    Dec 5, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT

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    As the Dodgers and Rangers reportedly battle over Zack Greinke the latest from CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman is that there’s a “strong belief by people close to situation” that Greinke “can beat” the $161 million CC Sabathia got from the Yankees. In other words, Greinke could be the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history. Here are the…

  8. The National League is poised to have some excellent rotations

    Dec 4, 2012, 12:32 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez

    Even with Zack Greinke and Anibal Sanchez still up for grabs, the National League already seems set to sport some excellent rotations in 2013. How about this for the top four: Nationals: Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann, Dan Haren, Ross Detwiler Giants: Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner, Tim Lincecum, Ryan Vogelsong, Barry Zito Phillies: Roy…

  9. David Wright to take physical for extension Monday

    Dec 2, 2012, 6:38 PM EDT

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    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that third baseman David Wright will take his pre-signing physical — required to finalize his newly-agreed-to $138 million extension with the Mets — on Monday. There’s no reason to think it won’t go smoothly. Struck early Friday morning, the eight-year extension is the richest in franchise history, besting the…

  10. It was important for David Wright to make more money than Johan Santana

    Nov 30, 2012, 9:39 AM EDT

    David Wright

    One idea that was frequently mentioned during the David Wright negotiations, and which has been confirmed by some post-signing reports, is that it was very important for David Wright to make more money than Johan Santana‘s $137.5 million deal and thus become the highest-paid player in New York Mets history “out of pride.” Which I…

  11. The Mets have made their “best offer” to David Wright

    Nov 29, 2012, 8:54 AM EDT

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    Andy Martino of the Daily News says that the Mets have made their “best offer” to David Wright and now await his response.  The offer is said to be a total of eight years and $140 million, which presumably includes the option year of 2013 plus seven more. Martino says that the offer is backloaded…

  12. Executive consensus: David Wright will get a 7-year, $127 million deal

    Oct 27, 2012, 11:26 AM EDT

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    Joel Sherman of the New York Post spoke with multiple MLB executives about David Wright and the Mets and he says that the consensus from them is that Wright is going to get a seven year deal for about $127 million. Add the $16 million option the Mets have on him for 2013 and it works…

  13. And now the Giants’ season comes down to Barry Zito

    Oct 19, 2012, 9:31 AM EDT

    Barry Zito

    Two years ago during the Giants’ championship run Barry Zito wasn’t even on the playoff roster, but now he’s starting Game 5 of the NLCS tonight with their season on the line. The good news is that the Giants have won 12 straight Zito starts dating back to August 7. The bad news is that…

  14. Mets could have new deals with David Wright and R.A. Dickey by the World Series

    Oct 6, 2012, 12:07 PM EDT

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    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said before Wednesday’s season finale against the Marlins that his highest priority this offseason is to work out new deals with David Wright and R.A. Dickey. He’s determined to stay true to his word. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, a baseball source said that it’s “conceivable”…

  15. Homer Bailey throws a no-hitter against the Pirates

    Sep 28, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: He did it! Homer Bailey has done it. He threw a no-hitter tonight against the Pirates as part of a 1-0 win. Bailey struck out pinch-hitter Brock Holt swinging to begin the ninth before getting pinch-hitter Michael McKenry to pop out to left field for the second out. He then Alex Presley to pop…

  16. Matt Harvey finishes strong, joins elite company before being shut down by Mets

    Sep 20, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    Matt Harvey‘s final start of the season was delayed one day by a rain and the Mets rookie tossed seven innings of one-run, one-hit ball against the Phillies last night before being shut down to limit his workload. Harvey finishes with a 2.73 ERA, .200 opponents’ batting average, and 70/26 K/BB ratio in 59 innings,…

  17. Baseball announces the Roberto Clemente Award nominees

    Sep 18, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    Clemente

    The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” David Ortiz won it last year.  The 2012 nominees — one per team — were just announced and are listed below. One complaint first. It’s the same complaint I lodge every…

  18. Fan who ran onto Citi Field after Johan Santana’s no-hitter fined $5,000

    Sep 14, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

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    How much does a moment’s stupid impulse cost you in New York?  How about $5,000 and 100 hours of community service: A New York Mets fan who ran onto Citi Field following Johan Santana‘s no-hitter has pleaded guilty to interfering with a professional sporting event. Prosecutors said Thursday a judge ordered 32-year-old Rafael Diaz of…

  19. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 14, 2012, 3:46 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Cardinals 2, Dodgers 1: A must-win for both teams if they wanted to stop the bleeding, but a muster-win for L.A. since they’re behind in the standings. Just didn’t happen, though. Lance Lynn, back in the rotation in a spot start, allowed one run in six innings and struck out seven to give the Cardinals a…

  20. Matt Harvey has two more starts left this year

    Sep 8, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

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    This isn’t quite on the level of Stephen Strasburg, but another talented young right-hander will be shut down soon. According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, Matt Harvey will make two more starts before being shut down for the season. His next scheduled start is Wednesday against the Nationals while his season will likely…

  21. The real loser of the Red Sox-Dodgers trade? The Mets!

    Aug 27, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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    You know that friend you have who makes everything about them? How, no matter how attenuated their connection to something going on in the world, they filter it through their own experiences?  Yeah, that’s this Joel Sherman column about the Red Sox-Dodgers trade: But in the winner-loser here and now, it is hard to ignore…

  22. So, Johan Santana’s no-hitter was still worth it, right?

    Aug 22, 2012, 6:25 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    Never really a workhorse, Johan Santana threw 134 pitches in his no-hitter on June 1, topping his previous career high by nine. Coming back from shoulder surgery, he hadn’t thrown more than 108 pitches in a start this season, as the Mets were being extra cautious with him until the night he had a chance…

  23. Max Scherzer is trying to crash the aces-only party for MLB strikeout leaders

    Aug 22, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Usually the MLB strikeout leader is a big-name, Cy Young-caliber pitcher. In fact, every single MLB strikeout leader during the past 20 years fits that description: Randy Johnson (nine times) Johan Santana (two times) Justin Verlander (two times) Curt Schilling (two times) Jered Weaver Tim Lincecum Jake Peavy Kerry Wood John Smoltz You get the…

  24. Johan Santana is getting shut down for the year

    Aug 22, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    Johan Santana has been getting killed lately. Killed so bad that people have been talking about just shutting him down for the season. While the Mets first instinct was to put him on a pitch count, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that they have decided to simply shut him down instead. Santana has…

  25. Johan Santana will make his next start on a pitch count

    Aug 20, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

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    Johan Santana is staying in the Mets’ rotation despite getting knocked around for six or more runs in each of his last five starts, but manager Terry Collins will have him on a strict pitch count. Collins declined to reveal the exact number, but told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that Santana will be…

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