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View Poll Results: What should the Mets do with Johan Santana?

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  • Keep, he may have another good 1st half and lift his value up

    14 70.00%
  • Dump, eat most of the salary and move him

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    Johan Santana

    Vote for what you think the Met should do with Santana.

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    No choice but to keep him and hope he can go 10-8 with 25 starts...

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    Keep. For 2 reasons:
    1. Who the hell else is gonna take a shot on that twice repaired, soon to be 34 year old arm, and,
    2. I'm sensing FOC wants to try him out at catcher. Left-handed, true .. but a better hitter than all the other C's on the roster.

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    He's done, loved the no hitter this year but his time is coming... ridicule me if you want we need to focus on the future for our club and our young guns.


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    Keep and see if he can start strong. Then options could possibly emerge.

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    Depends what they do with Dickey. If they keep Dickey, I'd deal Santana looking to save around $5MM, that could get us a player or two. If we deal Dickey, I'd take the chance of him leading the staff of young pitchers.

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    that salary is impossible to dump, especially with how he finished the season...he should have been traded as soon as the no-hitter was completed; 2 weeks later it was already too late...

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungStuna28 View Post
    Depends what they do with Dickey. If they keep Dickey, I'd deal Santana looking to save around $5MM, that could get us a player or two. If we deal Dickey, I'd take the chance of him leading the staff of young pitchers.
    This. I'd much rather see Dickey leading the rotation, but if we can't resign him then keep Johan.


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    Johan is a former ace who had a stellar 1st half in 2012. He is left-handed and still has a great change. Teams are always looking for pitching, and I'm sure sure teams would take a one year gamble on him for ~$5MM.

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    Keep and possibly trade him to a contender at the deadline.

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    Keep and unless the Mets are really in contention at the trade deadline, eat a chunk of his salary and get something in reutrn for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnNY62 View Post
    Keep. For 2 reasons:
    1. Who the hell else is gonna take a shot on that twice repaired, soon to be 34 year old arm, and,
    2. I'm sensing FOC wants to try him out at catcher. Left-handed, true .. but a better hitter than all the other C's on the roster.
    Damned, I missed that one! Great point!
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    Point well taken! Few other points, he probably has a better throw to second! He probably calls a better game since he knows the game. He also runs better. He bunts better and brings a never die attitude with him to the park each day.

    I'm sold, cut Thole!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The-rock-man View Post
    Point well taken! Few other points, he probably has a better throw to second! He probably calls a better game since he knows the game. He also runs better. He bunts better and brings a never die attitude with him to the park each day.

    I'm sold, cut Thole!
    Yeah, other than the natural handicap at throwing runners out at third base (which Thole can't do anyway), he'd be a terrific asset behind the plate.

    Major tip of the hat to JohnNY for this one.
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