Johan Santana

GENERAL INFO

How's this for synergy? About 2 minutes after I win a Brian Bannister bobblehead doll on E-Bay, Johan Santana became the first Mets pitcher with two doubles in a game since. Brian Bannister tore his hamstring doing so, against the Giants on April. [2]
In Newsday, David Lennon conducts an outstanding Q&A with Johan Santana, who talks about his days playing center field; his switch to pitching; baseball as a business and a job; living in New York City; and, of course, his change-up - among other things. [3]
It's still a no-decision Boston Globe With Red Sox pitchers and catchers due to report on Valentine's Day, the endgame appears at hand for Twins pitcher Johan Santana, who should know before the start of spring training what uniform he will be wearing in 2008. [4]
No Mets player is facing more pressure than offseason acquision Johan Santana, who signed a huge contract after the Mets gave up a quartet of prospects for him. [5]

KEY TOPICS

  • Through April 24 - Current stats updated real-time, Career stats updated nightly.(More…)

Through April 24 - Current stats updated real-time, Career stats updated nightly. Mets February 3: Acquired pitcher Johan Santana from the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitchers Philip Humber, Kevin Mulvey and Deolis Guerra and signed him to a six-year contract with a vesting option for 2014. [6] In November, it was announced that Johan Santana was awarded the American League Gold Glove Award for pitcher. This was the first time he was selected for this award. [7]

Johan Santana Johan Santana Johan Santana hit two doubles and pitched seven solid innings, leading the New York Mets to a 7-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. [8] Pitching is all about upsetting a batter's timing. If you're Johan Santana of the New York Mets, it's also about making a hitter look silly. [9] The New York Mets have a reached a deal to acquire two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana from the Minnesota Twins. [10] The Mets, ridiculed in New York for inactivity since their season-ending collapse last season, won the biggest prize of the winter, reaching an agreement to acquire two-time Cy Young winner Johan Santana from the Minnesota Twins. [10]


IN-DEPTH

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* The Mets and star pitcher Johan Santana Johan Santana have agreed on a record deal to complete his trade to New York, sources said.(More…)

* April 17, 2008 — METS pitching ace Johan Santana, despite playing poorly against the Brewers, hosting a pal's birthday party for l4 at Sofrito.(More…)

* There was a time when Cole Hamels rooted for Johan Santana.(More…)

* About 2 minutes after I win a Brian Bannister bobblehead doll on E-Bay, Johan Santana became the first Mets pitcher with two doubles in a game since.(More…)

* Minnesota's Johan Santana and Chien-Ming Wang of the Yankees each recorded 19 victories, the most in the AL. Santana, who also led the major leagues with 245 strikeouts and a 2.77 earned run average, secured a unanimous vote for the AL Cy Young Award.(More…)

* PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Johan Santana was trying to be a good guy.(More…)

* The Mets have announced that contract extension negotiations with Johan Santana have finished and the trade will be finalized, pending Santana passes his physical scheduled for Saturday.(More…)

* Santana gave quite the spectacular sneak preview.(More…)

* During last night's win over the Nationals, Johan Santana allowed two runs and seven hits while striking out three through seven innings, while also going 2 for 2 at the plate.(More…)

The Mets and star pitcher Johan Santana Johan Santana have agreed on a record deal to complete his trade to New York, sources said. [11] With one bold move, everything has changed. When Mets pitchers and catchers report to spring training two weeks from Thursday, the ace left-hander Johan Santana will presumably be among those present after the Mets obtained him from the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday in a deal that left the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox on the outside looking in. [12] Johan Santana has a career record of 93-44 with a 3.22 E.R.A. in eight major league seasons. [12]


April 17, 2008 — METS pitching ace Johan Santana, despite playing poorly against the Brewers, hosting a pal's birthday party for l4 at Sofrito. MAR TIN Scorsese picking up his signature glasses at Grueneyes on East 52nd Street. [13] When Johan Santana gave up three long home runs yesterday in his Shea debut as a Met in a 5-3 loss to the Beltin' Brewers, he was hit with a chorus of boos by the crowd of 54,701 before he jogged off the field. [14] The Mets took another walk-off Grapefruit League win today, beating the Dodgers, 3-2, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Johan Santana tossed three innings, allowing two hits, one walk and one earned run while striking out four. [3] During yesterday's game, Johan Santana allowed one run on two hits while striking out four and walking one through three innings. [3]

In last yesterday's win over the Marlins, Johan Santana allowed two runs, three hits and two walks, while striking out eight of 26 hitters. [3]

According to the New York real estate website Curbed.com, Johan Santana is closing soon on a new 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom condo on the Upper East Side. The site reports that his new building "sports a squash court, a "virtual" golf course and, apparently, livestock." At ESPN.com, Jayson Stark says that after watching Johan Santana dominate the Phillies last night, it hard not to wonder what if is he was with the Mets down the stretch last season. [3] In Newsday, David Lennon conducts an outstanding Q&A with Johan Santana, who talks about his days playing center field; his switch to pitching; baseball as a business and a job; living in New York City; and, of course, his change-up - among other things. [3]

Jon Heyman at SI.com reports that Johan Santana was very close to becoming a Texas Ranger before being dealt to the Mets. [3]


There was a time when Cole Hamels rooted for Johan Santana. When he was in high school, the Phillies ace had Santana on his fantasy team. "He's someone I've followed the last couple of years. When I was in high school and played fantasy baseball, I definitely wanted him on my team because he got me tons of points," Hamels said yesterday. "Ever since I got into pro ball, he's stayed healthy and put up great numbers, and he's someone I definitely aspire to be." [15]

Arguably the best pitcher? Who's arguing? Well when you classify a pitcher or any player for that matter as the best, what makes them the best? Statistics? popularity? was it their last seasons stats? In Johan Santana's case last seasons stats would not reflect that. [16] In front of a sellout crowd at Tradition Field, Johan Santana quickly took command of the game against the Orioles in the first inning. A recent criticism leveled by former major leaguer Jack Morris is that Santana is relying too much on his change-up. Considering that a change-up is merely a slow fastball, such a pattern could be problematic. Santana consistently set the tone for at-bats with a fastball that showed no reduction in velocity from his best outings. [17] These things, you surely understand, can take time. It may be no different with Johan Santana. The Red Sox contested the Yankees for Jose Contreras right up until Christmas Eve, 2002, before Theo Epstein, then the Sox' assistant general manager, and international scouting liaison Luis Eljaua left Nicaragua empty-handed, the Cuban defector deciding he preferred Yanqui dollars. [18] Time seems on Sox' side with Santana Boston Globe These things, you surely understand, can take time. It may be no different with Johan Santana. [18]


About 2 minutes after I win a Brian Bannister bobblehead doll on E-Bay, Johan Santana became the first Mets pitcher with two doubles in a game since. Brian Bannister tore his hamstring doing so, against the Giants on April. [2] If we were casting a Hollywood movie with the Mets players, the role of "The Stopper" would undoubtedly go to Johan Santana. The Mets bats woke up and Santana's "B-game" was good enough, as the New York Mets broke their three game skid, beating the. [2] PHILADELPHIA — As you watched Johan Santana overmatch the Phillies on Friday in his first visit to Philadelphia as a Met, it was hard to resist asking this question: Suppose he'd been a Met last year. [2] Arizona landed Dan Haren from the A's and the Mets obtained Johan Santana from the Twins. [2] Whether or not that's a good thing, you be the judge. Johan Santana again did more than his share last night to lead the sluggish Mets past. [2]

Curtis Granderson's return to the lineup boosts Detroit's offense, Johan Santana beats the Nationals with his arm and his bat, Prince Fielder goes deep twice to sink Cole Hamels and the Phillies, Geovany Soto powers the explosive Cubs offense with 4 hits and a home run, and Oakland's Chad Gaudin quiets the Minnesota bats. [2] Kiley gives a first-hand report on Twins prospect RHP Deolis Guerra, who was a main part of the Johan Santana trade. [2]

The Minnesota Twins reached a tentative agreement Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, to trade Johan Santana to the New York Mets. [19] Minnesota Twins' Johan Santana delivers a pitch against the New York Yankees in the first inning of. Minnesota Twins' Johan Santana delivers a pitch against the New York Yankees in the first inning of their baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, in this July 4, 2007 file photo. [19]


Minnesota's Johan Santana and Chien-Ming Wang of the Yankees each recorded 19 victories, the most in the AL. Santana, who also led the major leagues with 245 strikeouts and a 2.77 earned run average, secured a unanimous vote for the AL Cy Young Award. [20] Cataffo/News Johan Santana pitching against the Mets in 2007. After what he described as a "slow holiday season" for baseball business, Hank Steinbrenner is returning to his office Thursday to begin working on "a final decision" regarding a trade for Johan Santana. He believes the Yankees have made the top offer for the Minnesota ace. [21] Johan Santana, the premier pitcher in baseball and the new ace of the Mets, dominates the game with a changeup that makes batters bend and buckle. [22] After 12 seasons, Joe Torre has moved on, and Joe Girardi is the manager. The ghost of Johan Santana could haunt the Red Sox and the Yankees this season. The Red Sox opted not to trade for Santana because they wanted to retain the young players they would have had to give up. They also felt that they had a solid starting rotation, and that the addition of Santana would be excessive. [22] Baseball officials involved in the Johan Santana talks say the Mets have the best offer on the table, as the Twins looked to honor a request by the pitcher to resolve the situation. [23]

I agree with you on that actually, I really on meant low ceiling in terms of the player being Johan Santana going the other way. If you look at Gomez's stats in the minors there quite comparable to Hanley Ramairez and they have similar builds/athleticism. As a Sox fan Hanley was a guy who we always waited for the great stat lines in the minors, but he was always young for his levels and his star was based more on projection then performance. [23]


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Johan Santana was trying to be a good guy. On his first full workout day with the New York Mets, with the temperature 84 degrees and the humidity rising, Santana broke away from a conditioning drill to sign autographs. [24] The addition of Johan Santana brings heightened expectations to New York after the Mets failed to make the playoffs last season. [24]

Goes the new world of Johan Santana, baseball's premier left-hander, who leads the majors in wins (70) over the last four seasons and earned two Cy Young awards in that span. [24]


The Mets have announced that contract extension negotiations with Johan Santana have finished and the trade will be finalized, pending Santana passes his physical scheduled for Saturday. [25] Are you satisfied with the Mets' deal for Johan Santana? Yes. He's the final piece for a World Series run. No. They gave up too much potential talent. [25] Firing blanks: Mets ace Johan Santana delivers during the first inning of yesterday's spring training start against the Red Sox in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Santana allowed two hits in four shutout innings. [26]


Santana gave quite the spectacular sneak preview. The New York Mets got stellar performances from Johan Santana and David Wright Friday night, as they led the entire game, by varying scores, and eventually beat the Philadelphia. [27] Johan Santana (born March 13, 1979) is a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Minnesota Twins. He is a 2-time American League Cy Young Award winner. [27]

It's still a no-decision Boston Globe With Red Sox pitchers and catchers due to report on Valentine's Day, the endgame appears at hand for Twins pitcher Johan Santana, who should know before the start of spring training what uniform he will be wearing in 2008. [4] In today's episode, The Bird Whisperer tells us: One longtime Twins fan is willing to bet that, at season's end, Twins rookie pitcher Nick Blackburn wil (sic) have a lower earned-run average than ex-Twins starter Johan Santana of the New York Mets. [28] Johan Santana likes to say that it is a team effort. He really likes to say, "I'm not trying to do anything crazy." Maybe he's wrong. While the Mets are only 3-2 in Santana's starts this season, it is hardly his fault. He's not only pitched to a 3.12 ERA, keeping the Mets in every game - with the possible exception of the boo-bowl vs. What people are talking about this morning. [28] I was at the Phils - Mets tilt featuring Johan Santana and Cole Hamels on April 18th. The two were pretty even in their handling of the opponent lineups, until the 8th inning, when the opponents started handling them. [28]


During last night's win over the Nationals, Johan Santana allowed two runs and seven hits while striking out three through seven innings, while also going 2 for 2 at the plate. [29] No Mets player is facing more pressure than offseason acquision Johan Santana, who signed a huge contract after the Mets gave up a quartet of prospects for him. [5] There is only one reason why Johan Santana is in a Mets Mets uniform today and will be for at least the next six years. There is only one thing left for him to do, and it is the one thing none of those other guys has been able to do. [5] There's still no imminent trade involving Twins ace Johan Santana, but Boston's young center fielder keeps coming up in discussions. [30]

Minnesota Twins Star Pitcher, Johan Santana, was born in Tovar, Mérida State, Venezuela. Johan attended Liceo Jose Nucete Sardi (VZ) High School where he played baseball and soccer. [31] Johan was signed by the Houston Astros as a non-draft free agent in 1995. He was later selected by the Florida Marlins from Houston in the 1999 Rule 5 draft. Johan Santana was traded to the Twins and made his debut in the 2000 season. [31]


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2. Johan Santana - News, Video, Photos, and Rumors from BallHype
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3. MetsBlog.com » Johan Santana
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4. Boston Red Sox - Decision time nearing for Red Sox on Santana - The Boston Globe
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5. Johan Santana's a Met for one thing: Ring! — Newsday.com
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10. Talks start as Mets try to nail down Santana - USATODAY.com
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11. SI.com - MLB - Jon Heyman: Mets, Santana'agree to six-year contract - Friday February 1, 2008 6:51PM
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12. Pitching Prize in Mets' Grasp: Twins' Santana - New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/30/sports/baseball/30mets.html

13. SIGHTINGS - New York Post
http://www.nypost.com/seven/04172008/gossip/pagesix/sightings_106923.htm

14. FOX Sports on MSN - MLB - Santana gets cold reception from fans at Shea
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15. Cole Hamels eager to face Johan Santana in new rivalry
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19. ABC News: Santana Deal Makes Mets NL Favorite
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21. Yanks: We have shot at Johan Santana
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23. Johan Santana Traded To Mets
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30. Ellsbury seems key in any deal with Red Sox
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31. Minnesota Twins Players Tickets - Minnesota Twins Star Pitcher Johan Santana - Buy Cheap Minnesota Twins Tickets Online
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