Johan Santana will most likely be the opening day starter
for the New York Mets considering they shipped R.A. Dickey off to Toronto this
offseason. Even though the two-time Cy Young Award winner will be taking the mound
for opening day that doesn’t mean that he will finish the year with the Mets.
Santana will be making $25.5 million this year with an option for 2014 so this makes him a very intriguing candidate for a trade. This makes the beginning of the season very important for both Santana and the Mets; if he can produce at a high level this could work out well for both parties.
Last season Santana finished off the first three months with a 6-4 record with his ERA in all those months being under 3.09. Considering what kind of team is formed in New York, these numbers are pretty good. Johan Santana very well could be pitching for another team at some point in 2013.