Johan Santana is unsure when he’ll make his major league return.
“This is probably one of the proudest days of my career so far,” Wright said. “(I’m) honored and very proud to be on the short list of guys that have been captain of this franchise. For me it’s a dream come true, to say the least.”
While Mets have had their share of injuries during spring training, but Shaun Marcum’s right shoulder doesn’t appear to be a major issue.
Manager Terry Collins said he’d announce his starter for Opening Day “in the next couple of days.”
Even though the Mets lost to the Braves, Jonathon Niese was superb once again.
David Wright doesn’t regret his decision to play in the World Baseball Classic and feels risks come whenever you play baseball.
Rivera wasn’t just the best closer in the history of baseball. His ability to defy logic for 18 seasons makes him one of the most unique athletes of all-time.
Santana took another step forward in a light bullpen Wednesday. It was the second time on a mound for the ace since Feb. 19, after which his workload was backed down over concerns his arm strength wasn’t where it needed to be.
Will Santana be ready to take the ball on April 1? According to the Mets’ “private expectations,” well, probably not.
Mets starter Johan Santana threw off a mound at the team’s facility on Sunday, one day after general manager Sandy Alderson said the two-time Cy Young Award winner would need 10 more days to build up enough arm strength to pitch in an exhibition game.
Welcome to a promising, yet uncomfortable, era of Mets baseball. While the manager has been a good soldier thus far during a rebuilding effort, it’s fair to ask how far that loyalty extends.
“Delayed somewhat” means being pushed back to the March 10-15 range, which makes it highly doubtful that Santana could get enough work in to be ready by April 1.
Johan Santana will not make his first spring training appearance for the New York Mets this year until mid-March. Sandy Alderson said he didn’t think Santana will miss the start of the regular season, but said it was a possibility.
On a cold, blustery Florida Sunday — much like it might be on Opening Day at Citi Field — Johan Santana returned to the mound for the first time since being shut down for good last season in August.
Johan Santana will be named the Opening Day starter for the Mets and will not compete for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic.