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07:22 AM ET 10.01 | The Mets are looking for options in their rotation, and GM Sandy Alderson said Monday that veteran lefty Johan Santana could still be part of their plan. The Mets are going to buyout Santana's contract for 2014 for $5.5 million, as they otherwise would have owed him $25 million. He made $25.5 million last season despite not pitching. Santana signed a six-year, $137.5-million deal with the team that included the team option for the 2014 season. ... He's 46-34 with a 3.18 ERA with the Mets, but has made only 109 starts since being acquired in a trade before the 2008 season. He threw the franchise's first no-hitter on June 1, 2012. The lefty has previously said he would like to continue pitching. "I think that's a possibility," Alderson said of bringing back Santana on a new deal in an interview on WFAN.

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October 1, 2013  08:45 AM ET

Pitching coach?

October 1, 2013  08:54 AM ET

Santana should report to spring training and see if he still can pitch, and if he can he should play for the buy out figure the Mets owe him.

October 1, 2013  08:55 AM ET

I thought he was out of the game completely?

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October 1, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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He's a Met, which is basically the same thing.

Harsh!!!

But funny...

October 1, 2013  10:37 AM ET

In Santana's no hitter he threw 138 pitches. Santana has not pitched effectively since and has spent time on DL. Santana can go to spring training to see if he can pitch again. If not he may have to retire.

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October 1, 2013  04:07 PM ET

I got a black magic woman, got me so blind I can't see...

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October 1, 2013  06:05 PM ET

In a late afternoon bulletin, the Mets front office released a statement confirming that they have petitioned Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, and the surviving family members for permission to exhume the body of Casey Stengel. This is the first step that must be completed before Mets ownership can re-hire Casey as team manager starting with the 2014 season.

October 1, 2013  06:08 PM ET
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In a late afternoon bulletin, the Mets front office released a statement confirming that they have petitioned Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, and the surviving family members for permission to exhume the body of Casey Stengel. This is the first step that must be completed before Mets ownership can re-hire Casey as team manager starting with the 2014 season.

LOL.

 
October 2, 2013  03:02 PM ET

So $31 M, at least, and he didn't even have to throw a pitch in 2013.
On top of the $21.6M he made in 2011, when he also didn't throw a pitch.

The NFL got it right, not giving out huge guaranteed contracts, like candy.

The Mets will probably buy him out and throw stupid money at the next over-priced free agent.

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