Johan Santana and his fateful left elbow threw 46 pitches in a bullpen session early today. Santana maintains that he could still be on track for Opening Day.
Who cares, Johan? If you don't start until mid-April, but you still make 30+ healthy starts all year, that's all I want. Opening Day means nothing, especially against an non-division team like the Reds.
Just sit on the bench for a few games and make your first start at Citi Field's opening day. It'll mean more to you and the team.