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Archive for March, 2009

Santana Jokes With Burkhardt

I saw this video of Johan Santana joking with SNY‘s Kevin Burkhardt posted by Brian Costa on NJ.com. Funny stuff. Johan does Jayby zhrice



Starting Rotation Set

I haven’t blogged too much this spring because there hasn’t been very much to write about. It’s been a relatively quiet spring. But now that we’re a week away from the regular season it’s time to start writing. The big news yesterday was the official coronation of Livan Hernandez as the fifth starter. This move […]



Niese Demoted

Livan Hernandez‘s chances at the fifth starter spot on the roster got stronger this morning as the Mets sent Jonathon Niese to minor league camp. A part of me was hoping they’d go with Niese and let him develop on the major league level. But with the way Hernandez has been throwing lately he is […]



Hernandez Wins Fith Starter Spot (Probably)

Today may be the day that decided the fifth starter competition. Freddy Garcia threw 2 innings and allowed 7 hits. Those who saw it said he looked like he was throwing batting practice. He came in to relieve Livan Hernandez who had thrown 5 innings allowing 5 hits and 1 run while striking out 3. […]



Links Update

In preparation for the coming season I have refreshed the links section (accessible via the Links tab on top of the sidebar at the right. A several sites have been removed to to inactivity or no longer existing. A couple have been added. If you have any suggestions for links to add then please let […]



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Pagan Surgery Settles 5th Outfielder Battle

Angel Pagan has opted to have surgery on the bone spurs in his elbow and will be about 6-8 weeks. Pagan had a solid spring last year but his season got derailed by injuries (including surgery on a torn labrum) and he only got into 31 games. This setback will likely cost him a spot […]



Sanchez Released

The Mets released Duaner Sanchez this morning. The reliever was in trouble since the start of camp. Sanchez faded down the stretch last year when it mattered most. However in the offseason he got a 128% pay raise to avoid arbitration. General manager Omar Minaya said that Sanchez was released now so the team could […]



The Curious Case of Johan Santana

I unfortunately have not had the opportunity to blog since last Thursday but if I could have I would have written about Johan Santana. When it was announced that he wouldn’t make his start on Friday I began to worry that something may be wrong. The earlier announcement that Santana would be skipping the WBC […]