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Johan Santana makes rehab debut

Posted on: September 3, 2011 6:09 pm
 
SantanaBy Evan Brunell

In Johan Santana's first rehab start of the season, he hurled two innings for high-Class A Port St. Lucie while allowing one run on three hits, striking out two and giving up zero walks.

Santana could yet make it back this season with New York as a reliever, but still has more rehab starts to make. His next one will come friday in either St. Lucie or two other Class A affiliates in Brooklyn or Savannah, pending which teams have a playoff game that day.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 9:29 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 4:45 am
 

Johan Santana makes rehab debut

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Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: September 5, 2011 6:07 pm
 

Johan Santana makes rehab debut

The Mets dont have the money to go after big name free agents they need Santana am just saying with there track record i wouldn't push it
I totally get that.  There is no way they can go after a big name, but even a mid-to-low-level free agent is going to cost them a couple of million.  When every penny counts, especially when they want to re-sign Reyes, saving a couple of million would help. 



Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: September 5, 2011 1:38 pm
 

Johan Santana makes rehab debut

The Mets dont have the money to go after big name free agents they need Santana am just saying with there track record i wouldn't push it



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: September 5, 2011 12:50 pm
 

Johan Santana makes rehab debut

Pushing him hard now could and quite probably will backfire long term and affect his ability to continue as a starting pitcher
I can't speak for The Mets front office, but my feeling is they want to know with some certainty that Johan will be ready for spring training and the start of the season in 2012.  This is a team that has financial problems.  Johan has a huge chunk of money coming to him.  If he won't be ready the team will have to make a move to bring somebody in, which will cost more money.  If Johan is ready, they likely won't be in the market for another starter. 

The bottom line is, Johan is a competitor and he wants to pitch.  Though The Mets' medical staff has made some big mistakes in the past, I don't think they would sign-off on Santana pitching if he wasn't ready.  There is too much money at stake to take that risk. 



Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: September 5, 2011 4:59 am
 

Johan Santana makes rehab debut

Things like this always go bad for mets just wait until spring to start him up



Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: September 5, 2011 12:11 am
 

Johan Santana makes rehab debut

They may not be bad numbers however, think that just trying to do a 30 pitch simulation in bullpen would be best way of trying to get the freedom of movement in his arm again and then extend him in the winter leagues to try get him ready for action in 2012. Pushing him hard now could and quite probably will backfire long term and affect his ability to continue as a starting pitcher



Since: Aug 29, 2011
Posted on: September 4, 2011 2:44 pm
 

Johan Santana makes rehab debut

If the Mets bring him back just for relieve...that is the biggest bonehead mistake they could make...let him pitch winter ball perhaps...better yet...save the arm until next year



Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: September 4, 2011 2:32 pm
 

Johan Santana makes rehab debut

Why even push him this year is over for them they dont need him to get hurt again 



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: September 4, 2011 2:25 pm
 

Johan Santana makes rehab debut


IVPaul
Clearly, he's barely able to pitch well enough to get Class A batters out.

Two innings.  30 Pitches.  2 K's.  No walks.  He gave up one run in the first inning before settling down.  After coming off major surgery and not pitching in nearly a year, I would say those aren't bad numbers. 


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