Found November 09, 2013 on
The Royals look to bring pack pitcher Ervin Santana in 2014.
The Kansas City Royals made two moves in the past 10 days that were exactly what they needed to do. The Royals offered a $14.1 million qualifying offer to pitcher Ervin Santana, and exercised the club option on pitcher James Shields which would schedule him to be paid $13.5 million in 2014. If Santana chooses not to sign, the Royals would receive a compensation draft pick for him.
The right thing
These moves are exactly what needed to happen in Kansas City. Whether Santana signs or not is another discussion but by General Manager Dayton Moore showing that the Royals are willing to pay high-dollar one-year deals, it says a lot about where the Royals are trying to go. With just completing the best season since 1989, it would have been a real shame if the Royals went back to their so familiar ways and decided not to pay for players that can really contribute to the team. It is much more important to have solid pitching in the...
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Ervin Santana sure has that timing thing figured out. The 31-year-old turned in arguably the best season of his career last season with the Kansas City Royals, and he’s now poised to cash in on the free-agent market. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Santana is seeking a deal north of $100 million over five years.
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Ervin Santana and his representatives are obviously trying to capitalize on the fact that the free-agent market is pretty bare when it comes to quality starting pitching, but come on.
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