As if Mets fans needed more bad news: Ace pitcher Johan Santana will needs "minor arthroscopic surgery to clean up bone chips in his left elbow and will miss the remainder of the season," according to Apparently Santana has had some discomfort since spring training—"Though the Mets at one point scheduled an MRI on the elbow, they never proceeded with that test." The Mets expect him to be back in spring training next year; GM Omar Minaya said, "We would all love to see Johan Santana here in September. But I think it's a decision that's a wise decision. We want to see Johan Santana here for the long haul." In a blog post earlier today, before the Mets announced Santana was sitting out for the rest of the season, the Post's Joel Sherman questioned, "The Mets can't play dumb here. Jerry Manuel said that he knew Santana had not been throwing bullpen sessions between starts since sometime before the All-Star break... So, again, how do the Mets let Santana keep pitching in these meaningless games? Where is the logic? Where are the adults?"