All of These Things Cannot Be Simultaneously True re: Johan Santana

Opened up Tweetdeck at 4:30 on Tuesday and saw this string of Tweets in my “Mets Beatwriter” column.

That’s one Santana will not start Thursday tweet (which was retweeted) versus one, “it has not been ruled out.”

And the clarification moments later.

As far as a 40-man roster move, that’s relatively close to a formality. The Mets have 39 players on the 40-man now so they have space to add a player. Once they are full, they could also simply shift Tim Byrdak or even Santana himself from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL without exposing anyone else to waivers.