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Pro Sports Daily:
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 total over the past two seasons on a deal he signed with the Twins in November 2011.
Carroll hit a combined .211 in 227 at-bats this season, which he ended with exactly 1,000 career hits
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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...
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...
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.
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...