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Fred Wilpon, Johan Santana & 38 days until spring training

Johan Santana pitches at Citi Field in June 2010 (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Fred Wilpon made comments to the media on Thursday at the quarterly owners meetings in Arizona. According to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal, Wilpon is optimistic about meeting the challenges facing the Mets and expects to keep majority ownership of the team. “We have to have a good team,” Wilpon said… but he offered no specifics about how soon that was likely to happen.

Costa also got some fairly nauseating quotes from MLB Commissioner for Life Bud Selig.

I think I liked it better when we didn’t hear from Fred Wilpon.

Yesterday’s other news focus was Johan Santana‘s rehab. I remain hopeful that the Mets’ one-time ace will pitch in major league games at some point this season, but until he’s pitching every fifth day in actual games, I’m just not interested in Santana’s rehab program.

We’re 38 days from the start of spring training. Original Met Roger Craig was the first New York Mets player to wear #38; the recently-departed Chris Capuano was the last. Other notable Mets to wear #38 include 1970s closer Skip Lockwood, 1980s starter (and 1990s Minnesota Twins closer) Rick Aguilera, 1997 inaugural Subway Series hero Dave Mlicki, and the lamentable Victor Zambrano.



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One thought on “Fred Wilpon, Johan Santana & 38 days until spring training

  1. Every time Fred Wilpon opens his mouth, I despise him more and more. He’s doing nothing but handcuffing this entire organization by being selfish and holding onto majority ownership of this team!! I agree with you about Johan…we’re heard about his rehab for 16 months now, I’m just eager for him to get back on the mound consistently, but I do know that this is a very rare injury that he had, so we’re not sure about the recovery time. However, with the Mets medical staff, it always seems to be longer than usual.

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