Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Ervin Santana Newsbeat

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Blue Jays players were willing to alter contracts to land Santana

It was as if the Toronto Blue Jays passed around a hat, trying to collect enough money to sign free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana.

Several Jays players discussed deferring portions of their salaries to clear payroll for Santana last month, according to major league sources.

The discussions, which apparently did not progress past the conversation stage, raise new questions about the Jays’ payroll flexibility for 2014.

Paul D(uda) Posted: April 03, 2014 at 11:39 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, ervin santana

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Long: Ervin Santana: The forgotten free agent

It seems reasonable that Santana’s new team can expect him to continue his ground ball tendencies, assuming he keep using his sinker. This is especially important against right-handed batters, as it gives him just enough of a different tool to compliment his fastball and slider. One could even argue that his performance has room for improvement if he mixed in an even greater percentage of sinkers. If Santana mixed in more sinkers, and maybe even matched his fastball usage, the results could be fantastic for whichever team ends up signing the oft-ignored pitcher.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Braves agree to terms with Ervin Santana to one-year deal | MLB.com

It will be interesting to see the contract dollars. I suspect Ervin was wise to wait.



Edit: John Heyman reports the contract is $14.1MM. I guess he just breaks even.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 12, 2014 at 08:57 AM | 204 comment(s)
  Beats: braves, ervin santana

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Blue Jays To Sign Ervin Santana

A pitcher with injury concerns signing with the Jays. What could go wrong?

The Blue Jays have agreed to terms with Ervin Santana on a one-year, $14MM deal, Dionisio Soldevila of ESPN Deportes tweets. Earlier in the day, Soldevila had reported that Santana would sign with an AL club for $14MM. Santana has until recently been represented by Proformance, although there have been recent reports about the possibility of Santana ending his relationship with that agency.

Santana pitched 211 innings with the Royals in 2013, posting a 3.24 ERA with 6.9 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9. After the season, he rejected a $14.1MM qualifying offer, hoping to strike it big on the free agent market. Obviously, that didn’t happen, as the issue of draft pick forfeiture supressed the market for Santana and several other players. The Blue Jays have two first-round picks, at No. 9 and No. 11, and both are protected. So they’ll have to give up the No. 50 overall pick for signing Santana.

Santana’s one-year deal gives him the opportunity to hit the free agent market again next offseason, when he will turn 32. If he performs well, however, he may still have to deal with the qualifying offer issue.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 08, 2014 at 01:41 PM | 126 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, ervin santana, free agents

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
robneyer
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogCardinals Acquire John Lackey
(91 - 9:49pm, Jul 31)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread- July 2014
(1059 - 9:48pm, Jul 31)
Last: Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB)

NewsblogJULY 31 2014 OMNICHATTER/TRADE DEADLINE CHATTER
(341 - 9:44pm, Jul 31)
Last: Morph

NewsblogOTP - July 2014: Republicans Lose To Democrats For Sixth Straight Year In Congressional Baseball Game
(3984 - 9:37pm, Jul 31)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogCliff Lee Re-Injures Elbow
(3 - 9:34pm, Jul 31)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

NewsblogMinnesota Twins sign Kurt Suzuki to two-year contract extension
(5 - 9:32pm, Jul 31)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogMarlins acquire Jarred Cosart from Astros in six-player deal
(5 - 9:28pm, Jul 31)
Last: Sonic Youk

NewsblogTigers To Acquire David Price
(64 - 9:25pm, Jul 31)
Last: The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB)

NewsblogYankees land infielders Stephen Drew, Martin Prado at Deadline
(9 - 9:19pm, Jul 31)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogAthletics, Twins Swap Tommy Milone, Sam Fuld
(21 - 9:13pm, Jul 31)
Last: Squash

NewsblogBrewers acquire outfielder Gerardo Parra from D-backs
(4 - 9:12pm, Jul 31)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread July, 2014
(551 - 9:00pm, Jul 31)
Last: The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB)

NewsblogJim Bowden Caught Stealing From Fake Twitter Account, Deletes Everything
(20 - 8:56pm, Jul 31)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogMariners acquire outfielder Chris Denorfia from Padres
(2 - 8:48pm, Jul 31)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

NewsblogRuben Amaro Jr., on standing pat at deadline
(10 - 8:45pm, Jul 31)
Last: Textbook Editor

Page rendered in 0.8335 seconds
59 querie(s) executed