The Mets officially bought out Johan Santana’s 2014 option on Friday, ending his career in Flushing, for now anyway. There is some talk that the Mets could re-sign him, but it does not look likely.
Santana released a statement:
“I want to thank the Mets organization, my teammates and of course give a big thank you to the Mets fans, who have been behind me from day one and stood by me through all the good and bad. I am not sure what the future holds, as this is all new to me, but I have every intention of pitching in 2014 and beyond and I am certainly keeping all my options open. BELIEVE IT.”
Although Johan Santana’s Mets career has to be called a disappointment, he did give fans many thrills, of course including his no-hitter. It would be nice to see him bounce back, as long as it is not against the Mets.