Alex Anthopoulos may not quite be ready to publicly say he’s counting on him, but Sergio Santos was on Jim Bowden’s radio show this afternoon, and according to the host, Santos was confident about the upcoming season.
Sergio Santos told us there is a 100% chance that he will be ready by opening day for the Blue Jays. Santos has been throwing for 4 months
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) December 20, 2012
That doesn’t mean throwing off a mound, of course, but this is some seriously fantastic news… if you want to bother believing it. Though, normally this is the point where I’d be all, well, what the hell else is Santos going to say? but really he could have hedged a little. Ninety-nine per cent, perhaps?
I don’t know if that makes me feel any more confident, but it’s better to hear than the converse. And if he does come to camp ready to go straight back to being the guy the White Sox traded us, look out. Santos, Jose Reyes and R.A. Dickey are going to be such fan favourites, I don’t think a lot of people even know. Holy awesome, what a year is coming.