Johan Santana intends to sign a new contract this winter, his agent told Andy Martino of the Daily News.
However, “It will not likely be with the Mets, who have rotation depth and seem ready to move on, but Santana expects to play,” concludes Martino.
In spring training, Santana argued with the team and reporters about his ability to pitch. He was eventually diagnosed with another tear of the left anterior shoulder capsule, which he had operated on the previous season.
The agent said Santana feels good, and he hopes to be able to pick up a baseball later this summer with a goal of being ready for Spring Training.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
I don’t think there is much of a chance for a reunion, and Martino does a great job of conveying why. Too bad. He is loved by most of this team’s fanbase, including me, and he’s going to need a place to rehab and work his way back, because I doubt he’ll be 100 percent ready for Opening Day.
That said, he may also want a new environment, a new crop of media and fans, a new buzz and different expectations to carry him through. I wouldn’t begrudge that, and I wouldn’t bet against him. He’s a dedicated, creative workhorse, who I would love to see again on the Mets, but who I understand probably pitched his last game in blue and orange.
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