Johan Santana

Bernie Williams (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 59-50

As part of our weekly rankings of the best local athletes by uniform/jersey number, we continue with 59-50.

09/30/2014

Johan Santana (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Johan Santana Agrees To Minor League Deal With Orioles

The Orioles have been busy signing free agents since training camp opened last month. Former Mets starter Johan Santana is the latest.

03/04/2014

Johan Santana (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Santana Throws, But Appears To Be Months Away From Majors-Ready

John Santana may one day pitch in the majors again, but likely not off of Tuesday’s workout.

02/25/2014

Johan Santana (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Report: Johan Santana Draws Interest From Yankees

The 34-year-old left-hander hit the open market last month when the Mets declined his $25-million option for 2014, which included a $5.5 million buyout.

12/11/2013

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Sweeny At Winter Meetings: Should Yankees Trade Gardner?

Several people from other teams I’ve spoken to think the Yankees need Brett Gardner as insurance for an older and injury-prone outfield.

12/10/2013

Mets GM Sandy Alderson (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Sandy On Presentation From Cano’s Agents: It ‘Was A Little Bit Overdone’

“We certainly have a high regard for Robinson Cano as a player,” he said. “It was my sense the presentation was a little bit overdone.”

11/20/2013

LaTroy Hawkins (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Kallet: Who Stays And Who Goes? Breaking Down The Mets’ Free Agents

The Mets have eight players from last year’s squad who can sign elsewhere via free agency. Should Alderson let them all walk? Should any return for 2014? Let’s take a quick look at each guy.

11/04/2013

Johan Santana  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Mets Decline Johan Santana’s $25M Option For 2014

A return to the Mets isn’t completely off the table. General manager Sandy Alderson said on WFAN radio in September that re-signing the one-time ace would be a “possibility.”

11/01/2013

Johan Santana  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Report: Johan Santana Wouldn’t Rule Out Re-Signing With Mets

Last week, Sandy Alderson told WFAN host Mike Francesa that re-signing the 34-year-old is a “possibility.” And Santana’s agent said on Tuesday that his client hasn’t ruled out re-signing with the Mets.

10/09/2013

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Kallet: It’s Put Up Or Shut Up Time For Mets GM Sandy Alderson

For what feels like a lifetime, Mets fans have been hearing that THIS is the offseason. THIS is when it will all change. 2014 will be the year that the Mets FINALLY field a team that can contend. You’re up, Mr. Alderson.

10/01/2013

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Sandy Alderson On WFAN: ‘Now We’re Entering A New Phase’

“I think now we’re entering a new phase where the short-term becomes somewhat more important than the long-term,” Alderson said. “And that’s how we’re going to go at it.”

09/30/2013

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Report: Mets Expect Matt Harvey To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

For now, the 24-year-old Harvey and the Mets hope that he will be able to avoid reconstruction surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament. A full prognosis will not be made until swelling in the elbow goes down in about two weeks.

08/27/2013

Matt Harvey (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Keidel: It’s A Dark Day For The Dark Knight And His Fans

You don’t have to be a Mets fan to feel the loss. No one wins here. Even the most ardent Yankees groupie can find no humor in this. The city loses, the sport loses — and, as always, the Mets lose.

08/27/2013

Tiger Woods (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)

Tiger Tops Forbes’ List Of Highest-Paid Athletes; A-Rod Comes In At No. 18

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was tops among the 27 baseball players on the list and No. 18 overall with $30.3 million, although he is currently facing the possibility of a 100-game suspension.

06/06/2013

Alex Rodriguez (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Mayweather Jr. Named Highest-Earning Athlete In America By SI; A-Rod, Johan Crack Top 15

Locally, the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez (out until after the All-Star break) came in at No. 9 and the Mets’ Johan Santana (out for the season) came in at No. 13. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (out until after the All-Star break) is No. 19.

05/15/2013

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