Found November 14, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
Is Ervin Santana really worth $100 million? Ervin Santana is one of the best free agent starting pitchers on the market in the 2013/2014 off-season. He is making it known it will take $100 million to sign him and is hoping for 5 years on his deal which equals out $20 million per season. Is Ervin Santana crazy to think a team will pay for such services or is he capitalizing on the way the free agent market is nowadays? He clearly thinks he’s worth it and he’s not the only big starting pitcher on the market commanding what many feel to be crazy money, as Ricky Nolasco is looking for $80 million. Here are three reasons why you shouldn’t overpay for Ervin Santana: 1. Inconsistency Santana could be one of the more frustrating pitchers to deal with due to his inconsistency. Santana has only had a string of two seasons in a row with an ERA under 4 and one of those seasons his ERA was barely under 4 at 3.92. He also from time to time can lose control of the strike zone and allow a fair sha...

Santana seeking five years and $112 million

The Kansas City Royals know starting pitcher Ervin Santana won’t be with the club next year. They knew Santana would reject the team’s $14.1 million one year qualifying offer. And with Santana’s agent looking for five years and $122 million for his client, the Royals won’t pay that kind of money and years for a starting pitcher, especially one who’s a number two starter...

Irvin Santana's agents make their case for $112M

The asking price for free agent starter Ervin Santana is indeed a bit more than $100 million, as reported. In fact, it is a little more than a bit more. It is precisely $112 million for five years, according to people familiar with talks involving Santana. This price may seem high at first blush, but it wasn't arrived at by throwing darts at a dartboard. Santana's agents...

Ex-Twin Jamey Carroll wants to play

Former Twins infielder Jamey Carroll, who turns 40 in February, has no plans to retire. According to an industry source, Carroll is drawing "significant interest" on the free agent market. The Kansas City Royals, who acquired Carroll from the Twins in August, paid the veteran utility man a $250,000 buyout on a $2 million team option for 2014. Carroll made $6.5 million...

Royals Slugger Billy Butler Could Be Availabe

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports believes that if the Royals are successful in luring free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran back to Kansas City, it would open the door for them to trade first baseman and designated hitter Billy Butler. Last month, ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that the Royals were quietly shopping their righthanded slugger. Butler, 27, has $8 million owed to him for 2014...

The Lunacy of Baseball's Free Agent Market

When you think of Ervin Santana, do you think '$100 million? That's reasonable.'? When you think of Ricky Nolasco, do you think '$80 million? Of course.'? When you think of Shin-Soo Choo, do you think 'He's definitely worth $126 million.'? And finally, when you think of Carlos Beltran turning 37 before the start of next season, do you think...
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