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08:14 AM ET 08.05 | After a shoulder examination, the 2011 return of Johan Santana grows a longer shot every day. The Mets called his exam "otherwise normal," and said that Santana would spend the next week with the team at Citi Field and rest from throwing, but "maintain a fitness program" and "resume his throwing program once his shoulder is at full strength." That means Santana, who made one minor-league rehabilitation start before experiencing a setback this week, has taken a step back in his recovery from surgery. ... With time becoming scarce this season, Santana appears more likely to continue working, and hope to be ready for 2012. Even that is no guarantee; former Yankee Chien-Ming Wang, who underwent the same procedure, finally returned last week after missing more than two years.

New York Daily News

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August 5, 2011  08:23 AM ET

Another Mets bad decision. Time to blow it up and start all over.

August 5, 2011  08:29 AM ET

Stick a fork in Santana.

August 5, 2011  08:34 AM ET

Put him on the scrap heap along with the Yankee's AJ and Boone Logan! How sucky can AJ and Logan be. Johan just doesn't fit in NY. He and AJ will prosper agian, in a fly by night city.

August 5, 2011  08:36 AM ET
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Stick a fork in Santana.

'Cause he is done.

Morning CSF

August 5, 2011  08:39 AM ET
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'Cause he is done.Morning CSF

morning wny

August 5, 2011  08:40 AM ET
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Can you believe there's a Favre thread today? eeeewww

to keep you nfl people foaming from the mouth

August 5, 2011  08:44 AM ET

They would probably just let him go after next year and start making the same bad decisions again.

August 5, 2011  08:44 AM ET
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nah dawg....we already got Osi power washing the windows.

seems like that guy thinks he's better than he really is

August 5, 2011  08:47 AM ET
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word.....Noticed espn's article on Santana isn't as negative.

I had the opportunity to go to every White Sox-Yankees game this week, just couldn't do it. Baseball is done here, as is my interest for the year.

August 5, 2011  08:51 AM ET

Not as bad as the Dice K contract, but still an awful contract given to a starter.

August 5, 2011  08:51 AM ET
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Surprised it lasted this long eh....

I usually try to retain interest because I like baseball better than any other sport.

August 5, 2011  08:55 AM ET
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Don't follow Da Bears? You could get seats next to Sem...he's not that embarrassing.

I follow the Bears, yes. However, that is not fulfilling in the least.

August 5, 2011  08:59 AM ET
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Johan just doesn't fit in NY. He and AJ will prosper agian, in a fly by night city.

Santana has a 2.85 era, a 144+ era+, averaged nearly 7 innings per start, and a .615 winning percentage with the Mets. Meaning when he was healthy he was as good as any pitcher in the National League.

August 5, 2011  09:02 AM ET
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Jay 'Concussed' Cutler is a little hard to follow.

He's not the problem.

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August 5, 2011  09:11 AM ET
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Thing is - the dipstick can still play at a level better than several QBs in the game. It's this wishy washy crap that bugs me.... JUST MAKE UP YOUR MIND dingleberry.

LOU! Watch your language!

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August 5, 2011  09:15 AM ET
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LOU! Watch your language!

Are you reporting all those comments to the mods???

Morning Clem!

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