Eight Teams Showing Interest In Johan Santana

Eight teams have expressed interest in left-hander Johan Santana, reports Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York. The Yankees, Mets, Twins, Rays, Orioles, Royals, Brewers and Pirates have all expressed varying levels of interest. Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review tweets that the Pirates have requested his medical records today and plan to meet with agent Peter Greenberg this afternoon.

According to Marchand, Santana and Greenberg are willing to accept an offer in the near future if a team is able to separate itself from the pack, but if not, Santana will throw in January in a showcase for interested teams. Shoulder problems have forced Santana to sit out two of the past three seasons.

34 Responses to Eight Teams Showing Interest In Johan Santana Leave a Reply

  1. Mil8Ball 2 years ago

    Would love the Brewers to get him but some other team will gamble more on him.

    • Mike 2 years ago

      I seriously think its the best move for the Brewers to do, a veteran low price-high reward lefty would help that rotation tons.

  2. GetTheRunnerOver 2 years ago

    Please dont join the Yankees please dont join the Yankees

    • SierraM363 2 years ago

      Look on the bright side, you don’t need to trade Hughes this time.

      • Spencer James 2 years ago

        Haha, Nice.

      • Sam 2 years ago

        And yet somehow the Twins would still have Hughes. It’s the circle of baseball life.

  3. First Mulder, now Johan. Maybe Pedro should give it another go-round as well.

    • dc21892 2 years ago

      Pedro would probably still be able to do it. He knows to to pitch. His last half a season go around with Philly was fun to watch. Topping off at like 88, staying around 85-86 but mixing it up with his breaking stuff and locating well. He was masterful every time he took the mound. I’m happy I got to see him pitch in Boston.

      • Agreed. During the steroid era from ’97 to ’03, Pedro went 118-36 with a 2.20 ERA and an absurd 0.94 WHIP. The dude is one of the most underrated pitchers in baseball history.

  4. Wags71 2 years ago

    I can’t imagine why anyone would be that interested in him. Minor league deal at most.

    • Trock 2 years ago

      You honestly dont think he could MAYBE at all possibly be worth a a gamble if it’s cheap enough? This guy has low risk high reward written all over him. Although, I think a minor league deal at the most is what someone should pay for him, and anything over that may be too risky, but I have a feeling someone will give him a major league deal. My guess is the D-Backs

      • Wags71 2 years ago

        I don’t think we’re really in disagreement given that we suggested the same contract.

        • Trock 2 years ago

          The fact that you said why anyone would be that interested in him, implies that you think it is crazy that anyone has interest at all. But I guess I just misunderstood. My apologies!

  5. Spencer James 2 years ago

    I’d be surprised if he gets anything more than a low salary, incentive laden deal or a minor league deal.

  6. Skeeb Wilcox 2 years ago

    Santana is the new Feliciano…

  7. Josh Zelch 2 years ago

    Come on Indians throw him a league minor deal, let Mickey Calloway work his magic

  8. Luke Zacharias 2 years ago

    The Twins do need a decent lefty to help solidify their starting pitching staff, but finding that in Johan at this point in his career is a bit of a stretch…

    • cman 2 years ago

      I don’t think he will sign with the Twins. He probably wants multiple years and more money than Ryan would spend.

  9. YARRitsBLAKE 2 years ago

    Eh, meh. Couldn’t hurt right? As long as it is a cheap major league deal with incentives, or a minor-league deal with an invite to Spring Training. I mean, he did, at one point, have the best change up in baseball…even though that was a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away. I am speaking of course of Minnesota.

    But in all seriousness, go for it Pirates. You gave life to Liriano’s career again, why wouldn’t you be able to do the same for Johan? Worst case scenario, he could offer help as a lefty specialist (though I doubt he would be ok being relegated to that role even though it could help him extend his career a couple years).

    • rct 2 years ago

      Maybe this sounds obvious, but I feel like the only issue for Santana is health. I’m a firm believer that he can still get guys out and pitch well. In 2012, he was pitching great until he got injured (and then continued to pitch 4 or 5 more starts where he got absolutely crushed).

  10. MaineBaseball 2 years ago

    Obviously he isn’t going to sign for more than one-year at a moderate to low salary so why not?

  11. Wags71 2 years ago

    Did he start pitching right handed?

  12. LetsGoBucs92122 2 years ago

    I’m intrigued to see what Ray Searage could do with Johan Santana. Obviously, bigger issue is his health, but it might be worth a low pay, high incentive deal.

  13. Devern Hansack 2 years ago

    I’d love him on the Pirates for a $5 MM base with incentives up to $15 MM.

  14. Guest 2 years ago

    I thought this was a typo at first and thought 8 teams were interested in taking Ervin Santana.

  15. i’m not a Twin fan, but it would be cool if Johan went back to Minnesota

  16. bucsws2014 2 years ago

    Pirates can actually afford to be out front on this for $4-5 mill plus big incentives. Wandy isn’t going to last a season – maybe not even a month. Locke is a question mark. Leaving Liriano – who’s never had back to back good seasons – as the only LHP in a division where LHP is kryptonite to every other competitor. Santana might not have his former velocity, but if he has enough of it and can control his famed circle change, that should be plenty.

  17. Sam 2 years ago

    Minnesota could fix him, it would definitely be a popular move for the fan base.

    • haplito 2 years ago

      Maybe, he’s the only pitcher they’ve ever fixed.

  18. Josh Blackfeild 2 years ago

    Any team getting him at a minor league deal for $1-3MM is smart.

  19. Bluejays31 2 years ago

    Why not take a gamble on this guy. Low risk and pretty high reward for the low price that you’ll have to pay

  20. KnowledgeDivine 2 years ago

    The Yankees need to sign this man and turn him into a John Smoltz RP if he cannot start .

  21. MaineBaseball 2 years ago

    Sounds good in MLB 13 The Show

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