Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 11/14/13
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...
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