Johan Santana's Mets Career Is Over

Johan Santana is done. He has another capsule tear, the same shoulder injury that sidelined him for all of 2011. He'll make the final decision this weekend whether to undergo surgery, the same surgery he had in Sept. of 2010, but this isn't the sort of thing that gets better with rest. He'll go under the knife, and… » 3/29/13 9:06am 3/29/13 9:06am

No, That Was Not The Largest Contract In Mets History: Ruining…

Remember in 2009 when Avatar made, like, $760 billion, and you were all like, "Holy shit, Avatar just made the most money of all time!" And then your dick movie-geek friend told you that, adjusted for inflation, Avatar was actually just the 14th-highest grossing movie of all time? And the highest was actually almost… » 11/30/12 1:45pm 11/30/12 1:45pm

The A's Just Released Dallas Braden

Braden threw a perfect game in 2010. He's now looking for a job. Armando Galarraga threw a would-be perfect game in 2010. He got dumped by the Astros. Phil Humber threw a perfect game in April, and he might get nontendered. Johan Santana threw a no-hitter in June and had his worst-ever season before being shut down… » 10/30/12 5:41pm 10/30/12 5:41pm

Do Mets Fans Wish Someone Else Had Thrown Their First No-Hitter?

It's the love-in that dare not speak its name: Are Mets fans disappointed that Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in Mets history? » 6/05/12 11:20am 6/05/12 11:20am

Santana No-Hitter Gets Asterisk In St. Louis

I've never read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch before in my life, but I have to say, this cover page right here, correctly noting that Johan Santana was aided by a blown call at third base, is about as unbiased as it gets. Anyone crying "homerism" just doesn't get it. » 6/03/12 10:22am 6/03/12 10:22am

Florida's Jonathon Crawford Threw The First Postseason No-Hitter In 21…

#1 Florida's opening-round NCAA tournament game against Bethune-Cookman proved history-making, as sophomore pitcher Jonathon Crawford no-hit the Wildcats for the Gators' first solo no-hitter since May 23, 1991—when John Burke kept Furman hitless. » 6/02/12 10:30am 6/02/12 10:30am

Johan Santana No-Hit The Cardinals, Carlos Beltran Still Pissing Off…

Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in New York Mets history last night and, of course, it all hinged on Carlos Beltran. In the top of the sixth, Beltran hit a rocket down the third base line that was ruled foul and was clearly fair. It would be much ado about nothing, since these things happen all the time in… » 6/02/12 9:45am 6/02/12 9:45am

Johan Santana Just Threw The First No-Hitter In New York Mets History

With a masterful 134-pitch effort against the St. Louis Cardinals, Johan Santana just tossed the New York Mets' first-ever no-hitter tonight at Citi Field. The accomplishment occurred in the franchise's 8,020th game. » 6/01/12 10:08pm 6/01/12 10:08pm

Who's Laughing Now: Johan Santana Named Opening Day Starter For New…

Defying all odds, the Mets' prediction of a Johan Santana-pitched Opening Day at CitiField may actually come true. According to Adam Rubin, the Mets and Santana are confident enough to announce he will be the starting pitcher this Thursday. » 4/01/12 1:04pm 4/01/12 1:04pm

Johan Santana Wants To Seal The Testimony In His Ongoing Sexual Assault…

New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana—forgive us if you didn't need that detail, but Santana hasn't pitched since the middle of last season—was accused last year of sexual assault on a golf course in October 2009. The woman said Santana approached her and raped her, as she was pleading with him to stop, while Santana… » 8/26/11 12:15pm 8/26/11 12:15pm

This Is A Photo Of A-Rod Holding Some Kale. You're Welcome.

Today, we give thanks to baseball for being back and to the New York Post for bringing our attention to this photo of Alex Rodriguez clutching a bundle of kale. The Post ran a story, adapted from a book called Diamond Dishes, about "the secret recipes that fuel" baseball's biggest stars. Among them: A-Rod's recipe for… » 3/31/11 3:30pm 3/31/11 3:30pm

The 2009 New York Mets: A Season Of Failure

The New York Mets are not the worst team in baseball. They are not even the most ineptly run franchise in their own division. Yet, their 2009 campaign may have forever redefined the concept of losing. » 9/01/09 5:30pm 9/01/09 5:30pm

New Bad Thing Happens To Comically Star-Crossed Organization

Johan Santana's done for the year: "The Mets said Tuesday that Santana will have arthroscopic surgery to clean up bone chips in his left elbow. The team said he's expected to be ready for spring training next year." [AP] » 8/25/09 4:30pm 8/25/09 4:30pm

Johan Santana Has A Very Good Memory

Sorry to get all "Meet the Mets" on you today, but I noticed something bizarre during today's pregame that must be discussed—Johan Santana apparently has an individual handshake ritual for every player on his team. » 4/06/09 5:25pm 4/06/09 5:25pm

Oye Como Va! Twice The Santana Means Twice The Fun


Please do not confuse Johan Alexander Santana Araque, pitcher for the Mets, with Ervin Ramon Santana, pitcher for the Angels. One is from Venezuela (chief exports: Petroleum, bauxite and aluminum) and one is from the Dominican Republic (predominant religion: Roman Catholicism). Unfortunately, we are well-supplied… » 5/28/08 11:04am 5/28/08 11:04am