Johan Santana is the best story in Baseball. He is coming off surgery that no pitcher has really been able to come back from and have any success and Johan is not only back, but he's back and has been one of the best pitchers in the game. This is one of the best nights in Franchise History.
Look, I'll take it anyway I can get it. We have waited for so long for a no-hitter, we'll happily pretend that ball never hit the foul line.
It's great that Santana got the no-no because everyone I talked to agrees that he earned it making a great comeback from a career-threatening injury and has been a total class act for the team, even though they've cost him many wins with poor offense. If anyone deserved it, it's Johan. Though to be honest, I thought if anyone had a shot at getting the first one, it would had been R.A. Dickey. Shows what I know.
Johan's untradeable contract suddenly seems tradeable. The Mets are playing out of their minds right now, and it is nice to have a legit Ace, but I think they should move him if the right deal comes around.
I disagree with the second wild card in play you gotta go for it and besides nobody can really take on the contract and you won't get much value. You aren't getting a Zack Wheeler type prospect for him. I say continue riding Wright, Dickey and Santana and hope Niese and Ike start playing to their potential.
Sad to see Carpenter hang up the glove, but man, what a tremendous career. It's unfortunate that the Blue Jays let him go, though you can argue Carpenter wouldn't have found the success he did if he hadn't gone to St. Louis and worked with Dave Duncan.