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 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.

15 Responses to Angels Notes: Aybar, Dipoto, Haren, Santana Leave a Reply

  1. Ervin Santana is by no means worth 13 million.

    • lefty177 3 years 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 ago

        You have a very loose definition of the word ace

        • 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 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)

  2. Dylan 3 years 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 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 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. bobbybaseball 3 years ago

    Call up Trout now, he’s ready.

  4. Melvin McMurf 3 years 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 ago

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

  5. drumzalicious 3 years ago

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

  6. crashcameron 3 years 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

  7. UltimateYankeeFan 3 years 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.

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