So this is how the Johan Santana era ends for the Mets. Not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with yet another injury announcement.
Alex Rodriguez will make more this year than all the Houston Astros combined — a lot more. And he won’t even play the first half of the season, if at all.
Santana’s left shoulder has failed him again. Now he must decide if he has the stomach for another grueling comeback.
The Mets announced Thursday night that left-hander Johan Santana may be lost for the season after suffering a probable re-tear of the capsule in his left shoulder.
When the hard comebacker off the bat of Carlos Beltran (of course it was him) smashed off the right elbow of Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner on Tuesday afternoon, you just had to laugh — to keep from crying.
They’ll just have to wait for Santana and hope that the brilliant future that awaits Harvey is now. Santana won’t pitch in a game until he can throw a ball 180 feet. So far, he’s only halfway there.
First Johan Santana, now Shaun Marcum? It seems the Mets may be two starters down when the season kicks off less than a week from now.
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.