By Ed Coleman
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If you listen to Johan Santana, Terry Collins and some members of the Mets’ heirarchy, they still believe that Santana can be the Opening Day starter against San Diego at Citi Field on April 1.READ MORE: Former Aide Accusing Gov. Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment Says She Believes Governor Was Propositioning Her For Sex
And you know what? He possibly can. But it’s going to be tight.
It would require a lighter schedule than most starting pitchers log during spring training, and the math that the Mets gave on Friday morning when announcing that Santana would be pushed back really doesn’t add up.
Here’s what Collins had to say on Friday afternoon after the Mets’ intrasquad game.