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Royals considering Ervin Santana and Francisco Liriano as rotation help

getty images The Kansas City Royals are looking for rotation help with James Shields expected to leave via free agency. While Shields and Jon Lester are both likely out of the Royals price range two players the team is focusing on are Ervin Santana and Francisco Liriano. Lirano is said to be seeking a three to four year deal worth at least $12 million annually and one would expect...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three possible destinations for Ervin Santana

Credit: AP/John Bazemore Ervin Santana has affordable value this offseason. At 31-years-old and cheaper than the marquee free agent starting pitchers, teams needing a second or third starter should make a run at his right arm. A three-year deal worth approximately $36 million is fair given his abilities, so take a look at the three teams that should make him a target. Chicago White...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals Rumor Mill: Santana, Tomas, Butler and of Course Torii

It's that time of year again. Rumors run rampant and everyone begins to play the speculation game regarding who will get what and how and who they will give up and yada yada yada….I hate this time of year in the baseball world. No one ever seems to be right, and some of the ideas borne out of left field become so preposterous they are a waste of internet space to even publish...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Ervin Santana Do Better This Time Around?

A year ago, Ervin Santana was a free agent saddled with a qualifying offer. He was coming off a 2.9 WAR season, but he massively misread the market and his own worth, attempting to pitch teams on a deal that exceeded $100 million. Ultimately, he remained unsigned until March, when the Braves gave him the financial equivalent of the […]
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Santana and Lirano turn down qualifying offers

Both Ervin Santana and Francisco Lirano have surprisingly turned down qualifying offers. A year after finding his market dry as he was tied to draft pick compensation, Santana is set to try his luck again. He made 31 starts for the Braves in 2014 posting a 3.95 ERA. He had topped 175 innings pitched in five of the last six seasons. It was also a surprise to found out that...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana rejects qualifying offer from Braves

Source: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images North America)Ervin Santana has rejected a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Atlanta Braves, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.At 5:00 PM Eastern Time, he will become a free agent and is open to the market. The Braves will, however, receive draft pick compensation when Santana inks a deal with a new club.Santana, 31, enjoyed a fine season...
Via On-Base Talk
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Ervin Santana could accept Atlanta's qualifying offer

The Atlanta Braves, coming off a 79-win season and 17 games in the rear view mirror of the Washington Nationals,  look to make several moves this off season. Although 29th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Braves were fifth in the Major Leagues in ERA at 3.38.  One pitcher the Braves are interested in retaining is veteran Ervin Santana, who received a qualifying offer...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ervin Santana dares Dee Gordon to steal on him

After speedy Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon tallied his 52nd stolen base of the season with a swipe of second base against Braves pitcher Ervin Santana last night, a hilarious showdown ensued that featured Santana daring Gordon to proceed to try and take third. Santana’s lucky he didn’t get called for a balk as he egged Gordon on from the rubber, as he appeared to flinch...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves ballboy sprints behind home plate during pitch

Your browser does not support iframes.An Atlanta Braves ballboy was caught sprinting behind backstop while pitcher Ervin Santana was delivering a pitch during the third inning of Saturday's game against Chicago.The Braves ballboy ran to grab a ball that was fouled off behind the plate on the 0-1 pitch to Cubs batter Jeff Samardzija. However, the ballboy was forced to make a...
Via Holdout Sports
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Braves look poised to settle pitching concerns

The Atlanta Braves started off the 2014 season on the right note, taking two games out of three against the Milwaukee Brewers in a road series that started with several questions circling the 2013 NL East champs that were at least partially answered by the pair of wins against the Brew Crew. The Braves start the season right thanks to solid starting pitching (Photo by Mike McGinnis...
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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