Ervin Santana Rumors: Saturday

11:04am: The Rockies will not sign Santana, Troy Renck of the Denver Post tweets.

10:53am: The Blue Jays are "optimistic" about landing Santana, although they have not yet reached an agreement with him, FOX Sports' Jon Morosi tweets.

9:08am: The Blue Jays are willing to offer a deal in the $14MM range with no incentives, Heyman writes. The Orioles may be a bit behind the Blue Jays. The Rockies, meanwhile, may be out of the bidding, as Heyman tweets.

8:47am: Santana is currently negotiating a deal near one year and $14MM with the Blue Jays, Orioles and one National League team, possibly the RockiesCBS Sports' Jon Heyman writes. Of those teams, the Jays and Orioles are the most likely to get Santana, who could pick a new team "in the next day or two."

8:05am: Ervin Santana will sign a one-year, $14MM contract with an AL club, Dionisio Soldevila of ESPN Deportes tweets. That team is not the Orioles, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com tweets. The Royals have also recently indicated that they are no longer pursuing Santana.

Last night, it was reported that Santana had begun looking for a one-year deal, amidst further reports about changes in his representation. AL clubs recently connected to Santana have included the Mariners, Rangers and Blue Jays.

$14MM would, of course, be very similar to the $14.1MM qualifying offer Santana rejected from the Royals. A $14MM deal would be a very disappointing result for a 31-year-old pitcher coming off a 3.24 ERA with 6.9 K/9 and 2/2 BB.9 in 211 innings. But Nelson Cruz's deal with the Orioles demonstrates what a severe effect the qualifying offer has had in depressing the salaries of certain free agents.


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81 Comments on "Ervin Santana Rumors: Saturday"


Tom
1 year 4 months ago

$14 million seems a little out of the Orioles and Jays ranges.

Guest
1 year 4 months ago

I disagree. $14 is exactly where the Jays would be.

Torontopoly
Torontopoly
1 year 4 months ago

$14MM is the QO they didn’t make to Josh Johnson. Seeing as they probably banked on having to make that at the start of last year, I don’t see how $14MM isn’t in the budget for a #3-4 SP.

Tekoa Hook
1 year 4 months ago

Jays are loaded just cheapskates, which I have to admire in a way.

Tom
1 year 4 months ago

True. Orioles have been that way too up until about 4 weeks ago…

Runtime
1 year 4 months ago

The owners are nasty loaded. Rogers Communication made $464M in Q3 last year…

That’s just one quarter.

1 year 4 months ago

Honestly I don’t think $14M is out of anyone’s price range anymore. There is so much money in MLB.

JamieFC
1 year 4 months ago

You know Buehrle is making $18 million this year, right?

Runtime
1 year 4 months ago

Blue Jays.

Grey Dread
1 year 4 months ago

Gotta be Texas.

Tigers72
1 year 4 months ago

Now I’m not saying I want this but Tigers were connected to him and they might want him on a 1 year deal so they can trade Porcello for a left fielder.

bobbleheadguru
1 year 4 months ago

No need to panic about a left fielder!

Porcello is very valuable. Why trade him and then pay more for an older, likely inferior pitcher?

Bill hagy
1 year 4 months ago

Rangers or Mariners. Ain’t Baltimore at that price.

section 34
1 year 4 months ago

Hey Bill, how’s the afterlife? We should meet there.

jury_rigger
1 year 4 months ago

White Sox

Red_Line_9
1 year 4 months ago

Royals

jury_rigger
1 year 4 months ago

I’ll take that bet. It’s not them for sure.

Red_Line_9
1 year 4 months ago

White Sox aren’t giving up the draft pick

jury_rigger
1 year 4 months ago

Haha I agree, I just got tired of seeing the same responses over and over.

Red_Line_9
1 year 4 months ago

Read the Sox don’t give up a pick…so they could collect compensation.

Bill hagy
1 year 4 months ago

Money is on Texas.

Ryan
1 year 4 months ago

Indians come in for the kill and get compensation out of him next year.

John_Ginder
1 year 4 months ago

I am going to say the Houston Astros

orangeoctober
1 year 4 months ago

Maybe Texas. Or maybe Orioles decided to go balls out and spend $14 million.

Mo Vaughn
1 year 4 months ago

Gotta go with the Mariners on this, they need starting pitching, and they’ve been connected to him.

Adam Bomb
1 year 4 months ago

Loved you in Boston Mo. How’s cousin Greg doing?

Mo Vaughn
1 year 4 months ago

Oh he’s doing good, just enjoying watching Cory play ball.

Adam Bomb
1 year 4 months ago

They grow up so fast!

Mo Vaughn
1 year 4 months ago

That they do.

Harrison
1 year 4 months ago

Hopefully it’s the Royals. I’d like to see them have a decent year if for no other reason than it would probably keep Dayton Moore in power there at least a little longer and the O’s might be able to fleece him on another trade like the Valencia-for-Lough deal somewhere down the line lol.

Tom
1 year 4 months ago

I like your thinking! Unfortunately Moore said he’s not signing Santana

Red_Line_9
1 year 4 months ago

Yes…and GMs never use the media as a ploy. GMDM knows they need a 2 starter

oct27
1 year 4 months ago

Wow. You sure are excited about David Lough.
Solid player. But he’s a 4th OF.

jammin502
1 year 4 months ago

Somebody is going to give up a draft pick for only a 1 year deal?

Strugz
1 year 4 months ago

Probably someone that is either protected or has already given up a draft pick.

Red_Line_9
1 year 4 months ago

One year of Santana might be better odds than a #3 pick developing

1 year 4 months ago

They can get the pick back if he pitches well enough to be worth a QO next year. But yes.

Red_Line_9
1 year 4 months ago

One year deal opens it up a bit…Seattle maybe. Just the fact that its the QO makes me think it’s KC… they give up nothing

Tom
1 year 4 months ago

Or a team that gave up the pick already (Orioles) or a team that has it protected (White Sox, Jays)

Red_Line_9
1 year 4 months ago

If I’m Kc I offer a bit more just to keep him away from Detroit and Cleveland

John_Ginder
1 year 4 months ago

I was just about to say it. They will the pitcher they want for one year and not have to give up a pick.

Vipul Koul
1 year 4 months ago

not yankees please for the love of god not yankees!!!!!!

MadmanTX
1 year 4 months ago

Doubting Texas after they just signed Saunders unless they feel that Ogando won’t be used in the rotation at all and they’re still short a starter.

Torontopoly
Torontopoly
1 year 4 months ago

My money is on the Blue Jays. They didn’t make the QO of $14MM to Josh Johnson. They were likely thinking (hoping) at the beginning of last season that they would have to spend that money on him so I can’t see how it isn’t already in the budget. Aside from this you have Ervin’s connections to players already on the team and the fact that he’s stated he wants to go to a team with offensive upside. It all seems to fit. Oh yea and the fact that Jays’ fans are pretty livid at the lack of moves this off-season.

1 year 4 months ago

This is a no brainer for the Jays. Antholopolous has got to be thinking that his job is going to be on the line if they finish below .500 again. With Santana, this team should be able to contend if they can stay on the field.

1 year 4 months ago

Looks like it is the Blue Jays.