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  1. The Mets are interested in trading Mike Pelfrey

    Mar 24, 2012, 1:04 PM EDT

    Mike Pelfrey adjusts his cap after giving a run to the Houston Astros in Kissimmee, Florida

    Our own Matthew Pouliot recently suggested that the Mets should cut their losses and release Mike Pelfrey, recouping three-quarters of his $5.6875 million salary for 2012. That doesn’t appear likely to happen, but Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com passes along word that the club would like to trade him. Pelfrey is coming off a 4.74 ERA…

  2. Johan Santana impresses

    Mar 21, 2012, 5:10 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    Good news all around for the Mets this week. The Madoff suit settled, Terry Collins hasn’t blown a gasket at anyone and now Johan Santana has turned in a nice start against the defending World Series champs. Santana held the Cardinals to one run in six innings and struck out six, didn’t walk anyone, and used…

  3. Johan Santana may or may not start Opening Day

    Mar 17, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

    New York Mets Photo Day

    Mets manager Terry Collins implied earlier this month that he planned on Johan Santana starting Opening Day against the Braves on April 5, saying “in my mind, in my heart, he’ll be ready.” Or at least that’s what we thought he meant. Collins clarified his comments yesterday, telling Andy Martino of the New York Daily…

  4. Johan Santana gives up five runs but feels good

    Mar 16, 2012, 5:58 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    Johan Santana thinks there’s no reason for concern after he gave up five runs — four earned — in 2 2/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Tigers. ESPN’s Adam Rubin has the quotes: I was able to throw some fastballs with more intensity this time. And I’m feeling good. It’s a process. And…

  5. Kevin Mulvey is back with the Mets on a minor league contract

    Mar 10, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT

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    Kevin Mulvey’s career has officially come full circle, as the Mets announced this morning that he has returned to the club on a minor league deal. Mulvey, who turns 27 in May, was a second-round pick of the Mets back in 2006 and was later dealt to the Twins along with Carlos Gomez, Phil Humber…

  6. Chris Young expected to return to Mets

    Mar 10, 2012, 8:56 AM EDT

    Mets' Young delivers a pitch to the Phillies during their National League MLB baseball game in Philadelphia

    We heard way back in December that the Mets were open to bringing back right-hander Chris Young on a minor league deal and now it appears as though a reunion could be right around the corner. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News was told by a source that Young has narrowed his choices…

  7. Johan Santana throws two scoreless innings in Grapefruit League debut

    Mar 6, 2012, 2:18 PM EDT

    Johan Santana AP

    Johan Santana made his Grapefruit League debut this afternoon and threw two scoreless innings against the Cardinals. It was Santana’s first game action since pitching in the instructional league in October and his first appearance against major league competition since undergoing surgery to repair a torn capsule muscle in his left shoulder of September of…

  8. Olney: Cole Hamels unlikely to give the Phillies a discount

    Mar 5, 2012, 1:08 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels

    ESPN’s Buster Olney chimes in on a popular topic around Philadelphia these days: Some of you suggesting Hamels will take a hometown discount. IMO, little chance that will happen. Santana money (about $120m) or he’s gone. Which sounds about right, except for the fact that Santana money isn’t about $120 million. Six pitchers in big-league…

  9. Johan Santana throws two-inning simulated game

    Mar 1, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Florida Marlins

    Johan Santana faced live hitters today for the first time this spring, throwing a two-inning simulated game against a lineup that included David Wright, Ike Davis, and Daniel Murphy. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Santana threw 43 pitches and is scheduled to make his first spring training start Tuesday against the Cardinals.…

  10. The Mets haven’t ruled out signing Ivan Rodriguez…or have they?

    Feb 28, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT

    Ivan Rodriguez

    UPDATE: Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com was told by multiple Mets’ sources that a deal with Rodriguez is unlikely. In fact, one source told him: “We are not bringing Ivan here.” The club appears content to go with Mike Nickeas or Rob Johnson as Josh Thole‘s backup. 6:48 PM: 40-year-old Ivan Rodriguez is still out there…

  11. Johan Santana throws 72 pitches from mound, feels good

    Feb 26, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT

    santana reuters

    Mets left-hander Johan Santana took another big step forward on Sunday afternoon in Mets camp, throwing 72 pitches from a mound without feeling any sort of pain or discomfort in the shoulder that he had surgically repaired back in September of 2010. This according to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin. Santana is slated to throw…

  12. Running down the rosters: New York Mets

    Feb 22, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT

    Jason Bay, David Wright

    As depressing as all things Mets have been lately, the team on the field still finished a respectable 77-85 last season. Unfortunately, it seems likely that things will get worse before they get better. Rotation Johan Santana – L R.A. Dickey – R Mike Pelfrey – R Jon Niese – L Dillon Gee – R…

  13. Terry Collins thinks Johan Santana will be ready to start Opening Day

    Feb 21, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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    At least one person is optimistic about Johan Santana‘s health status, as manager Terry Collins told reporters this morning that “in my mind, in my heart, he’ll be ready” to start on Opening Day. That came after Santana threw another bullpen session and reported no problems, although he still has a long way to go…

  14. Johan Santana “felt really good” after first bullpen session

    Feb 17, 2012, 3:52 PM EDT

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    Johan Santana took the mound today for the first time since September and threw a 25-pitch bullpen session with catcher Josh Thole, saying afterward that his surgically repaired shoulder “felt really good.” Santana appeared in multiple minor-league games last season before setbacks ruined his plan of returning in August or September, so simply throwing a…

  15. Johan Santana scheduled to throw bullpen session Friday

    Feb 15, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Johan Santana is slated for a “light bullpen session” at the Mets’ spring training complex Friday, according to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger. Santana’s comeback was supposed to occur in September of last season, but multiple setbacks ruined those plans and the former two-time Cy Young winner joked yesterday that Friday’s bullpen session…

  16. One ace, four prospects, $137.5 million, and a blockbuster trade no one is happy about

    Feb 7, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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    I have a guest column at Baseball Prospectus today looking back at the Johan Santana blockbuster trade four years later to see why the Twins would have been better off trading with the Red Sox or Yankees instead of the Mets and how it turned out horribly for everyone involved: Lose-Lose Situation: Revisiting the Johan…

  17. Johan Santana on return timetable: “Tough for me to guess”

    Jan 13, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    johan santana getty

    Johan Santana is three weeks into his offseason throwing program and has advanced to long-tossing from 110 feet, but the two-time Cy Young award winner’s status for Opening Day remains uncertain 16 months after shoulder surgery. During a conference call yesterday Santana told reporters that his shoulder “feels fine” and “everything is fine,” but then…

  18. Mets re-sign 40-year-old Miguel Batista to minor-league deal

    Jan 10, 2012, 1:21 PM EDT

    Miguel Batista

    As part of their ongoing effort to stockpile cheap pitching depth the Mets have re-signed 40-year-old right-hander Miguel Batista to a minor-league contract. Batista was called upon to make a spot start in the Mets’ season finale and shockingly threw a complete-game shutout against the Reds to lower his ERA to 3.60, but his overall…

  19. Athletics and Dallas Braden agree on one-year contract

    Dec 13, 2011, 8:45 PM EDT

    Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden throws during their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    The Athletics and Dallas Braden avoided arbitration today by agreeing on a one-year contract, the team announced. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle hears that he’ll make a $3.35 million base salary and could earn an additional $400,000 with performance-based incentives. He made the same salary in 2011 and was arbitration-eligible for the second…

  20. GM says Johan Santana “might not be” ready for Opening Day

    Dec 13, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT

    johan santana face getty

    In talking about the Mets’ rotation plans general manager Sandy Alderson categorized Johan Santana as a “question mark” and told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that the former Cy Young winner “might not be” ready for Opening Day. Santana planned to return from shoulder surgery to pitch for the Mets down the stretch, but…

  21. The Rule 5 draft is this morning

    Dec 8, 2011, 9:40 AM EDT

    Houston Astros v New York Mets

    I got all excited last year and went to the Rule 5 draft. Within three minutes of it starting I realized that it really wasn’t worth it. If you’re a total prospect nut it has a lot of intrigue I suppose, but for most of us it’s only meaningful a couple of years from now…

  22. UPDATE: The Marlins have improved upon their initial offer to Albert Pujols

    Dec 6, 2011, 12:48 AM EDT

    Albert Pujols

    UPDATE II: It’s fair to say that Pujols’ agent walked away from tonight’s meeting happy. Scott Miller of CBSSports.com reports that the Marlins have “boosted” their nine-year offer to the free agent first baseman. No word on the specific terms, but “one person with knowledge of the talks” said negotiations will likely play out more…

  23. Mets’ future bleak without Jose Reyes

    Dec 4, 2011, 9:28 PM EDT

    Jose Reyes, David Wright

    Not only are the Mets losing their best player, but it looks like they’re losing him to the one team they beat in the NL East standings last season. Jose Reyes appears to be leaving for Florida without the Mets having even made an official offer. Reports indicated that they might be willing to spend…

  24. UPDATE: Wood scratched from scheduled outing

    Mar 14, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Wood told MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince on Sunday afternoon that he is already back on his normal spring schedule and will throw a bullpen session Monday followed by an appearance in Wednesday’s spring game.  Sounds promising. SATURDAY, 6:31pm: Enjoy spring training traditions?  Here’s one for you: According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer,…

  25. Quote of the day: Johan on Bobby Bonilla

    Mar 13, 2010, 9:11 AM EDT

    Adam Rubin of the New York Daily News tells us that former outfielder Bobby Bonilla, who now works for the Players Association, was in the Mets clubhouse on Saturday morning distributing checks. Here’s how Bonilla was greeted by ace left-hander Johan Santana: “Today you’re the most loved man in the world.” I can imagine Bobby…

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