For now, the team is holding off on releasing a timetable for Santana until he pitches in a live situation. (via New York Daily News)
"As I told Dan (Warthen), when he pitches next week in a game situation, now we'll find how much time he's going to need to do it again," Collins said.
"And when he does it again, we'll see how he reacts from the first time. That's where we're going to start to tell what we've got."
Doing Things The Wright Way?
David Wright is entering what could be the last year of his contract (the Mets hold a $16 million option to keep Wright through 2013), but says he and his agent have not begun discussions with the Mets to negotiate a new deal.
After hinting that the Mets would need to make the first move in opening up contract talks, Wright said it's possible that the team's unstable financial situation is keeping the two sides from speaking. (via ESPN New York)
"Probably, yeah," Wright said about the team's uncertain finances prompting the club to wait to engage him. "I don't know what's going on with the financial situation or the court cases or anything like that. I'm not sure how much that has to do with the players on the field. But I'm sure they'd like to get that cleared up. But, with that being said, we haven't even made a phone call. They haven't made a phone call. I'm not unhappy about that. I'm really happy with the situation I'm in and am just kind of looking forward to the year.