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Surgery for Johan Santana

Posted on: September 10, 2010 3:53 pm
Edited on: September 10, 2010 4:36 pm
Johan Santana
The Mets have just announced that ace Johan Santana will have season-ending surgery on his shoulder. has the complete press release.

An MRI showed Santana has a tear of the anterior capsule of the shoulder. The team expects him to be ready to throw again by spring training. Santana was 11-9 with a 2.98 ERA in 29 starts this season.

Santana was scratched Tuesday with what was then thought to be a pectoral strain, which knocked him out of a game last Thursday. He played catch Saturday, but the pain led the team to schedule the MRI.

This will be the third consecutive year for Santana to go under the knife. He had a torn meniscus in his knee repaired after the 2008 season, and had bone chips removed from his elbow in a season-ending operation last year. But this injury looks to have more serious implications for his future than the others.

Santana still has three years, plus an option year, left on his contract, and is owed at least $77.5 million.

UPDATE: With thanks to Will Carroll of, here is a link to a description of the operation and rehab from Astros team doctor David Linter. It looks like Santana could begin a throwing program at 20 weeks (though the presented timetable is for a non-athlete), which would be early February.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 11, 2011 12:56 pm

Surgery for Johan Santana

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Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: September 15, 2010 10:17 am

Surgery for Johan Santana

Maybe you should LEARN some Reading comprehension skills !!! i NEVER SAID that The Sox were better w Lackey then Johan,my statement was correcting a Mets fan incorrect info he said Lackey was making $20 mill a year and I rebutted at him making $16 Mill and yea they too Overpaid,Johan Hurt is still better then a Healthy Lackey, both teams gave too long of terms, your failing to see that is the same mentality your GM Has and Hence why you will be waiting til next year yet again, the whole point of this post was stating that the length of contract is relavant since this is his 2nd surgery in12 months and he has already lost velocity on his fastball...

Next The Twins were never in the running, Johan was great back then, if you did put himon the sox nowhis ERA would be close to 3.8, 3.9 he wouldbe playing in Fenway where its not as Pitcher Friendly as Citi and playing in the AL and thee AL East.. The Red Sox may have payed up to $100 Mill, but since the Mets over payed they simply saw it as a risk, and if he wasplaying hurt deeper into the post season obviously puts more stress on the injury therefore may have a negetive outcome the next year, but in the Mets case thats not in issue...

Oh,and unlike yourself, I watch my competition, he and Dickey I watched routinely, I never said Johan was a bad pitcher, all I said was he was given too long a contract, and that the Sox and Twins simply stayed away from giving him that, they were right, he still has 3 more seasons left,he is not worth that much money at this point in his career ( his annual salary)...

Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: September 13, 2010 10:08 am

Surgery for Johan Santana

Johan's contract has yet to "bite them in the rear." In the 3 years he'd been a Met, Johan's had a sub-3.00 ERA twice, and a 3.13 the other year. He's won 16, 13, and 11 games (the last 2 of which were shut down early for elective surgery when the team was out of contention) on a team that has given him I think it was the 3rd worst run support for any pitcher in the NL in that span, and he's averaged about 7.5 K/9.

So your original post which started all this still makes no sense. To try and say the Twins had the better of that trade is just ridiculous. They got nothing for one of the best pitchers in the league, whose still is one of the best. Anyone who actually watches him pitch (not just reads box scores) can see that, he's just on a horrendous team. As for the Red Sox, their only goal was to make sure he didn't go to the Yankees, and they succeeded. That said, to think they're better off w/ Lackey in their rotation right now than Johan is a little ridiculous. They're the same age, and their both signed through 2014, so length on contract doesn't matter. As for their relative salaries, as you've pointed out, the Sox have deeper pockets than anyone save the Yanks, so I think they could deal w/ the extra $4 mil Johan costs for his boost in production over Lackey. With the way Johan's pitched this year, on a team that can actually hit the ball like the Sox, he'd easily have 14 wins even in his shortened season, and he'd still be pitching if he were on a contender anyway.

Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2010 10:06 pm

Surgery for Johan Santana

Or in 2010, Tim Hudson.....

Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2010 7:51 pm

Surgery for Johan Santana

Already been reported that the Mets will not be in the LEE sweepstakes due to financia lissues....

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Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2010 7:47 pm

Surgery for Johan Santana

Guess you FAILED TO NOTICE that the Phillies have the BEST RECORD IN THE ENTIRE NL..... 

From the Looks of CitiFieldtonite, Mets fans are Golfing or at home sulking and making stupid comments like yours only wishing that to be true....

The Phillies payroll is currently  $145 Million, hardly $170 Million.... LOL

While the Mets have a payrolll of $120 Mill and again you arent even .500

 Before all of you Mets fans jump on me, I am simply defending myself, readmy other post,I want the Mets back to being competitive in in MLB, it makes formorree Drama..

Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2010 7:37 pm

Surgery for Johan Santana

Am I saying something that is not said by thousands of Mets Fans ??? As far as what I said, both the Twins and Epstein stated they didnt want to sign Johan because he would (a) Lose Velocity and (B) His stature w his delivery would cause problems, so you are saying they arent correct ???

Next the signings of Johan and Bay and K-Rod as well as Future HOF er Pedro Martinez have all had some sucess ( Minus Bay ) but the length of contracts bite you in the rear...

I was in no way being degrading to you as a Mets Fan, Ive said this though as long as the Minaya ( who shouldnt be allowed to wash Jocks for an MLB Team let alone be the GM of one ) and Manuel are the Coach and GM the Phillies will always finish ahead ofthe Mets (This again is repeated by Mets fans all tghe time over WFAN ) I love the Mets/Phillies rivalry, rather that then the Braves/Phillies due to the Mets fans are as passionate as Phillies fans are... There is no way in the world if the Mets were in place of the Braves right now, that CitiField would be empty like Turner Field is ( Thats actually a compliment )..

As far as Baseball knowledge, I would put my Depth of Knowledge for all of Baseball from 1975 to present up against any fans.... I have played at the D-3 Level and have 2 sons playing at College ( Rutgers ) now, I have also coached a HS Team for 12 years now, we have won 3 Group 2 Titles.... I sit in sect 147 row 16 seats 17 and 18 at Citizins Bank Park and I am there for all Mets/Phillies games, name is Seamus, stop and say hi,I have sat in same seats since 2004 when Park opened, I am not being a tuff guy,I am not one to harrass any fan, I would actually buy you a beer and talk baseball and show my depth of Knowledge....

As far as Lackeys Contract its not $20 Mill a year, and its NOT 4 YEARS... Its 5 years @ $82 Million that equates to $16.4 Mill a year, a FAR CRY from 20 Mill.. ( Simply Google it )
The Red Sox have MUCH DEEPER Pockets then the Mets do at this point.. According to the Post article in July, the Wilponshave saddled the Mets w $700 Mill in Debt and that Madoff hurt them worse then reported, so while Lackey may have been overpaid, Johan has had 2 Surgeries in past 13 months, and is still owed ( roughly $68 Million ) for 3 Full more seasons... Roy Halladay after 2010 will make $20 Million, so while your team is mirred in Debt and wont be signing too many big names to get you over the Hump, you could be coming up on the End of Johans contract and probably renogotiated it for less money now...

As far as the other Homers making comments that Johan is still the best in NL East, he is no longer in top 3 any more.... Halladay , Josh Johnson, Hudson, Oswalt are all better or just as good at this point in their careers... NY Mets are better then they are showing yet the Fan Base refuses to chase the Fry Cook outta the Front Office....Peace

Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2010 6:40 pm

Surgery for Johan Santana

Santana is still the best pitcher in the NL East. I beg to differ.  I have to go with Halladay on this one or even Josh Johnson.

Since: Jan 30, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2010 6:33 pm
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Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2010 6:11 pm

Surgery for Johan Santana

Santana is still the best pitcher in the NL East. He'll be back. But until the Mets drop some players, they'll remain where they are.

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