Angels Notes: Aybar, Dipoto, Haren, Santana

Earlier this evening we asked MLBTR readers if they thought the Angels made the right move in signing Erick Aybar to a new four-year, $35MM extension.  As of right now, just over half of you are in favor of the move.  Here's more on the fallout from the deal and other Halos notes..

  • With the Aybar deal completed, the Angels will have $121MM committed to ten players for the 2013 season if the options for Dan Haren, Ervin Santana, and Chris Iannetta are exercised, tweets Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.
  • Meanwhile, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com tweets that GM Jerry Dipoto doesn't sound like he's focused on taking care of the three club options just yet.  Haren's option is for $15.5MM with a $3.5MM buyout, Santana's is $13MM with a $1MM buyout, and Iannetta's is worth $5MM with a meager $250K buyout.
  • Dipoto says that the amount of money committed to players in the coming years puts added pressure on the scouting and player development system to come through with in-house talent, DiGiovanna tweets.


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15 Comments on "Angels Notes: Aybar, Dipoto, Haren, Santana"


3 years 4 months ago

Ervin Santana is by no means worth 13 million.

lefty177
3 years 4 months ago

how is he not? He’s now the 4th ace on a great Angels staff & would be a good ace on most teams

inleylandwetrust
3 years 4 months ago

You have a very loose definition of the word ace

3 years 4 months ago

Stole mein words.

Haren? Ace. Weaver? Budding ace. Santana? 2-3. CJ Wilson? 2. At least, that’s how I see it.

lefty177
3 years 4 months ago

ok, ace wasn’t the best word, but he’s definitely worth $13M, his consistency is worth that much (except the first 3 starts this year)

dylanp5030
3 years 4 months ago

I think they decline the option (Santana) and sign Cole Hamels. Just my guess, if my Phil’s don’t resign him that is.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
3 years 4 months ago

 I just can’t get my mind around Hamels being anywhere but Philadelphia.  He sure would look good in an Angel uniform though.

WasianCU
3 years 4 months ago

I’d love to have Hamels in Anaheim but I just cannot see the Halos shelling out that kind of cash for him.

3 years 4 months ago

Torii Hunter + Bobby Abreu = 25 million off the books.

bobbybaseball
3 years 4 months ago

Call up Trout now, he’s ready.

Melvin McMurf
3 years 4 months ago

with fox kicking in 150 mill a year, i dont think martie is concerned about losing money.   players salaries are going out of control in the next few years.

WasianCU
3 years 4 months ago

Why would martie ever be concerned about player salaries?  Arte, on the other hand, could be.

drumzalicious
3 years 4 months ago

Keep Haren and try to re-structure Santana’s deal. 

crashcameron
3 years 4 months ago

is it me or should someone try Santana as a closer. methinks he thinks too much. or not enough. beauty of closing is don’t think — just throw

UltimateYankeeFan
3 years 4 months ago

“With the Aybar deal completed, the Angels will have $121MM committed to ten players for the 2013 season if the options for Dan Haren, Ervin Santana, and Chris Iannettaare exercised…”
It’s actually about $140MM if you use MLB’s AAV for a players salary which is what the luxury tax is based on.  So the Angles have about $49MM to round out the rest of the 25 man roster the 15 additional players for the 40 man roster and the approximately $10MM each team is charged for incentives, benefits, etc… before MLB’s luxury tax would kick in.  If they pick up those 3 players options the Angles should come in at about $180 to $185MM for their 2013 MLB Payroll for luxury tax purposes.