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.


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34 Comments on "Eight Teams Showing Interest In Johan Santana"


Mil8Ball
1 year 7 months ago

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

Mike
1 year 7 months 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.

GetTheRunnerOver
1 year 7 months ago

Please dont join the Yankees please dont join the Yankees

SierraM363
1 year 7 months ago

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

Spencer James
1 year 7 months ago

Haha, Nice.

Sam
1 year 7 months ago

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

1 year 7 months ago

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

dc21892
1 year 7 months 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.

1 year 7 months ago

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.

Wags71
1 year 7 months ago

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

Trock
1 year 7 months 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
1 year 7 months ago

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

Trock
1 year 7 months 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!

Spencer James
1 year 7 months ago

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

Scott Reppert
1 year 7 months ago

Santana is the new Feliciano…

Josh Zelch
1 year 7 months ago

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

Luke Zacharias
1 year 7 months 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
1 year 7 months ago

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

YARRitsBLAKE
1 year 7 months 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
1 year 7 months 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).

MaineBaseball
1 year 7 months ago

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

Wags71
1 year 7 months ago

Did he start pitching right handed?

LetsGoBucs92122
1 year 7 months 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.

Devern Hansack
1 year 7 months ago

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

Sam
1 year 7 months ago

Whoa!!!

Guest
1 year 7 months ago

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

1 year 7 months ago

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

bucsws2014
1 year 7 months 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.

Sam
1 year 7 months ago

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

haplito
1 year 7 months ago

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

Josh Blackfeild
1 year 7 months ago

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

Bluejays31
1 year 7 months 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

KnowledgeDivine
1 year 7 months ago

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

MaineBaseball
1 year 7 months ago

Sounds good in MLB 13 The Show