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Mets frustrated with out-of-shape Johan Santana

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09:36 AM ET 03.03 | The Mets believe it is "self-evident" that Johan Santana reported to spring training last month out of pitching shape, a result of offseason inactivity. Asked on Saturday that very question -- did Santana arrive in Port St. Lucie out of pitching shape -- general manager Sandy Alderson told the Daily News, "That is fair to say, based on what we have seen in camp." That is not a shocking statement; if Santana is not pitching, it follows that he cannot possibly be in pitching shape. But it does underscore the team's frustration and surprise that an essential player was not ready to pitch earlier in the Grapefruit League season, and is questionable for Opening Day.

New York Daily News

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March 3, 2013  09:39 AM ET

Fat Is Not Cool, Bro.

March 3, 2013  09:59 AM ET

Sounds like deep down he knows he's most likely finished and doesn't care. He has already made $130M to date in his career, and the Mets owe him another $30M on top of that no matter what happens. I'm glad this is one disaster Theo missed out on in Boston.

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March 3, 2013  11:51 AM ET
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Santana, in his prime, was gold. Now, he's just...about done.

THE METS REFUSE to accept reality,,santana is done means capichi finito terminado, no mas....

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March 3, 2013  01:31 PM ET

It is what it is

March 3, 2013  01:54 PM ET

Management was expecting him to return to his old self, they were also hoping that Jason Bey and Fernando Martinez would be hitting 40 homers a year!!! Go Figure!

March 3, 2013  02:36 PM ET

He's fat and out of shape? Better make him a DH for the games in AL parks.......

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March 3, 2013  04:27 PM ET
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Management was expecting him to return to his old self, they were also hoping that Jason Bey and Fernando Martinez would be hitting 40 homers a year!!! Go Figure!

No. Management was expecting him to make every effort to maximize what is left of his abilities. When you are diminished in one aspect, you try to improve in another. If he is injury prone, then he should be in top condition to try and offset his propensity to get hurt. By arriving out of shape, he is simply telling management "Tough crap...pay me."

All management expected was an honest effort to fulfill his commitment.

March 3, 2013  04:50 PM ET

I'm sure the Mets brass will be throwing a huge office party when they get out from under that contract.

March 3, 2013  06:46 PM ET
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I'm sure the Mets brass will be throwing a huge office party when they get out from under that contract.

if the mets still have some years left in santana's contract?the player likely will retire and mets would continue paying him for been away from the game,,,

March 3, 2013  06:47 PM ET
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if the mets still have some years left in santana's contract?the player likely will retire and mets would continue paying him for been away from the game,,,

it happens all the time,,with big contracts and albastros performance from those hyped players,,,

March 3, 2013  07:00 PM ET

teams can't understand the meaning of long terms contracts,,at the moment of big deals/contracts/and such, everything looks beautifull but after a season,nothing looks good any more!!

March 3, 2013  07:02 PM ET

the halos signed a few injury-prone pitchers/trade for another injury-prone pitcher, and signed a injury-prone closer/now what do you expect from all this albastros deals and contracts?? nothing positive for sure!!!

March 3, 2013  07:03 PM ET
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I'm sure the Mets brass will be throwing a huge office party when they get out from under that contract.

they have to pay santana's contract in full, like it or not a deal is a deal,,,,

March 3, 2013  07:47 PM ET
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they have to pay santana's contract in full, like it or not a deal is a deal,,,,

It's the last year of the contract.....feed him to the wolves...make him pitch and let him get bombed every outing...let him go 3-25....let it ruin his shot at the HOF.....and in the end he'll have his money and nothing else.....good riddance Johan!!

March 3, 2013  10:38 PM ET
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It's the last year of the contract.....feed him to the wolves...make him pitch and let him get bombed every outing...let him go 3-25....let it ruin his shot at the HOF.....and in the end he'll have his money and nothing else.....good riddance Johan!!

HOF? With 135 wins? More like the Hall Of 5 1/2 Good Years. He'll be lucky to get his name on the ballot.

 
March 4, 2013  03:17 AM ET

wiseup: Santana has not been the same pitcher since his no hitter where the manager left him throw 145 pitches.

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