Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/25/14
The Kansas City Royals continued their quest to build a legitimate starting rotation on Wednesday by acquiring Ervin Santana from the Los Angeles Angels.  Santana endured the worst season of his career in 2012 when he posted an ERA over 5 and gave up a league high 38 homeruns.  However, Santana is a former all-star and has proven on more than one occasion that he's capable of being a middle/front of the rotation starter.  In return, the Angels will receive left-handed reliever Brandon Sisk from the Royals. Sisk posted a 2.54 ERA across 67 AAA innings and fanned 73 in the process. For the Royals, their need for starting pitching clearly made Santana's expensive 13 million dollar option for 2013 a necessary risk.  Santana features a 92-94 mph fastball and a devastating slider.  Santana gets into trouble a lot when he can't throw his slider for a strike.  This was the case for most of 2012, hitters keyed in on his fastball and the result was an unfavorable one.  Kauffma...
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