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Just a couple of items before I head out for the day to enjoy the 65 degree day today in NYC, so with Roy Orbison’ Black and White Night coming through my headphones let’s look at some Mets scuttlebutt:

Looks all the angst over Johan Santana’ elbow was wasted energy by the media and fan base as Santana threw another BP session today and looked sharp and looks to be on track for opening day in Cincinnati:

“I feel pretty good,” Santana said. “I don’t see any reasons why I would not be ready for it. We have been working out, getting everything in the right way, right track, and I don’t think there will be any problems.”

David Lennon watch the session closely:

Of his 36 pitches, Santana threw 22 strikes. He got six swings and misses, with five of them coming on change-up. Even when his change-up was high in the strike zone — a dangerous spot — the group of Mackowiak, Nick Evans, Rene Rivera and Cory Sullivan couldn’t touch it.

Jose Reyes is riding the pine in today’s WB (S) C game between the D.R and the Flyin Dutchmen. Have I told you how much I hate the WBC?

Bye-bye Dirty Duaner? Could be since the Mets came save some coin by dropping him by April 1. Add in the fact he has not been the same Dirty Duaner since his infamous Rice and Beans run car crash in South Beach as he still can’t hit 90 on the JUGGS , it could be the end of the line for Sanchez as a Met

The more you look at the fight for the 5th spot in the Mets rotation the more I won’t be surprised if Petey signs with the Mets after the WBC

Wilmer Flores parents have submitted a permission slip to Jerry Manuel so Flores will play shortstop today against the Nationals (1PM Ch. 11) Flores was spotted in the clubhouse this morning with his Menudo lunch box and baseball shoes that light up when he runs (ahhhhhhhhh how cute)

not a good song a GREAT song by Roy Orbison watch the video here.

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  1. I tried to post this same comment a few weeks ago on metsblog, but it didn’t take. I never really believed Santana was all that hurt, but he needed an excuse to skip the WBC. His countrymen wanted him to pitch there – BIG TIME.

    I’m thrilled he passed, but I guess the folks in Venezuela were not all that worried about the Mets’ fortunes this year.

  2. I have to admit I skipped Orbison as a kid, but I love his stuff now.

  3. David in Manhattan says:

    I was going to post the same thing as Eagle…that the Santana soreness was always a hype job to make it easier for him to tell Venezuelans that he would not be pitching for them in the WBC…

  4. Here is what I don’t get. This is Spring Training! These players don’t throw year round, they get sore, it happens ever spring.

    Also, you can trust the Mets to get an injury situation right about as often as Aaron Heilman got out of the 8th inning with the lead, it doesn’t happen.

    I am not sold on the “this was a reason to get Santana out of the WBC” take. Santana is a bulldog, and you can’t tell me that he wouldn’t have done anything he could to pitch for his country.

    Also, let’s say he doesn’t pitch until the 2nd week of the season. I’d rather have him be sure he is 100% rather than go out against Cincy and blow out his elbow.

    Just my $.02

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