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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Johan Santana done for season with back injury

Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana is expected to out for the rest of the season after an MRI revealed lower back inflammation, the Mets announced Wednesday.

Santana will not require surgery, only medication and rest. Thus, it’s a good bet he will return with a clean bill of health next spring. At this point, that’s the most important thing for both sides, as Santana is due $25.5 million next season.

Santana, 33, ends what has to be considered a successful comeback season. The numbers as a whole don’t look great, as he ends 6-9 with a 4.85 ERA and 1.33 WHIP, but there’s some necessary context here.

Thanks to Doug

Repoz Posted: August 22, 2012 at 04:51 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Gamingboy Posted: August 22, 2012 at 05:00 PM (#4215144)
There's some sort of Christ-figure symbolism in here....
   2. Arbitol Dijaler Posted: August 22, 2012 at 06:09 PM (#4215222)
Good contract, Omar.
   3. PreservedFish Posted: August 22, 2012 at 07:03 PM (#4215253)
The no-hitter was pretty cool.
   4. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 22, 2012 at 07:12 PM (#4215255)
The no-hitter was pretty cool.

That makes up for the rest of the season.
   5. Lassus Posted: August 22, 2012 at 07:13 PM (#4215256)
Good contract, Omar.

Was there a lot - or any - criticism of this as a terrible contract at the time?
   6. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: August 22, 2012 at 07:19 PM (#4215262)
NOt that I recall. Wht I remember is the complaining about the poor package of players the Twins got more than anything.
   7. flournoy Posted: August 22, 2012 at 07:44 PM (#4215273)
How long has he been hurting? In his last five starts, he was 0-5, averaged just under 4 innings per start, and had a 15.63 ERA. That's ugly beyond belief.
   8. PreservedFish Posted: August 22, 2012 at 07:54 PM (#4215277)
Was there a lot - or any - criticism of this as a terrible contract at the time?


I don't think anyone called it terrible. His declining K rate had some people nervous. Mostly it was one of those "you overpay for frontline talent" deals. Pretty sure that I gave it a thumbs up.

How long has he been hurting?


He was having ankle problems before anyone started talking about the back.
   9. Arbitol Dijaler Posted: August 22, 2012 at 08:01 PM (#4215280)

Was there a lot - or any - criticism of this as a terrible contract at the time?


I certainly didn't think it was a good idea.
   10. boteman Posted: August 22, 2012 at 08:09 PM (#4215281)
Santana will not require surgery, only [performance-enhancing] medication and rest.
   11. BochysFingers Posted: August 23, 2012 at 12:31 AM (#4215437)
Should've roided.
   12. Walt Davis Posted: August 23, 2012 at 08:28 AM (#4215549)
Santana is due $25.5 million next season

When my back went out, all I got was 2 days in bed and a doctor's bill for a guy to tell me "go home and rest, hope it goes away."

I need a better agent.
   13. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: August 23, 2012 at 08:42 AM (#4215559)
I need a better agent.

I will get you 3 days next time, but I'm entitled to 2 hours of that so I can take a long lunch at the local Hooters.
   14. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: August 23, 2012 at 09:22 AM (#4215596)
Was there a lot - or any - criticism of this as a terrible contract at the time?

Maybe not about the contract per se, but I sure as hell remember a lot of Primates suggesting that the Yankees should have offered up half their farm system to get him. I was glad at the time that they didn't follow that advice, and I'm going to be even happier about it next year.
   15. PreservedFish Posted: August 23, 2012 at 03:24 PM (#4216119)
This McHugh kid looks great. He is kind of a Dillon Gee clone. I have never heard his name mentioned as a real prospect, but he has strong minor league numbers (career 9 K/9, 3.2 K/BB), and he has a bunch of pitches, getting a ton of swing and misses. 7 innings, 9 strikeouts, 1 walk.

The SNY guys didn't comment on it, because they were talking about Gabby Douglas or donuts or Karl Malden or something, but he was down 3-0 to Carlos Gonzalez and he threw a great curveball to get that first strike. Gonzalez started cracking up in the batter's box.
   16. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: August 23, 2012 at 03:39 PM (#4216147)
The best thing the Mets did under Minaya is draft well in the later rounds. They've gotten a lot of value in the later rounds.
   17. PreservedFish Posted: August 23, 2012 at 03:43 PM (#4216155)
I don't know if I've ever watched four games in a row that were so similar. It's just the same game four times in a row.
   18. Ravecc Posted: August 23, 2012 at 03:53 PM (#4216166)
You actually watch these games?

I watched Harvey last night, and I'll probably watch some of McHugh later today, but I can't stand the "offense", and I have to turn off the game when the LOLpen comes in.
   19. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: August 23, 2012 at 04:02 PM (#4216177)
The Mets need to find some outfielders this offseason.
   20. PreservedFish Posted: August 23, 2012 at 04:08 PM (#4216189)
Yeaah, I do watch. I don't really care who wins all that much. The bullpen losing games has ceased to aggravate me, it's more of a mild annoyance. I mostly just enjoy having baseball on.

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