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FG on Fox: Getting Ready for Jung-Ho Kang

What if I told you there’s a shortstop in his 20s, available for presumably less than Ervin Santana money, coming off a year in which he hit 40 dingers with a four-digit OPS? It’s true — all of those things are true. The shortstop’s name is Jung-Ho Kang, and he really did have such a […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Now where do the Twins go?

via Star Tribune The Twins were expected to be active this year. They are reaching the point where many of their top prospects are getting ready to make the leap to the majors, and they should be able to identify which areas within the system are strengths and weaknesses. As such, I, and perhaps many observers, believed that the Twins would be active on the trade market this year...
Via The Rhino and Compass
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Figuring Out the Atlanta Braves

With the Winter Meetings now behind us, one has to wonder just what the Atlanta Braves are trying to do as they shape their team heading into 2015. Yes, there is plenty of time to make moves before pitchers and catchers report, before Spring Training starts—but with the moves they’ve made thus far coupled with their inactivity last week in San Diego, it’s tough to figure...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

FOX Sports North Podcast: 2015 Twins, Bridgewater development discussed

With the Twins spending again in free agency, talk has turned to the team's prospects in 2015 and beyond. What will the starting rotation look like now that Ervin Santana is in the fold? What about the batting order? FOXSportsNorth.com beat writers Tyler Mason, Brian Hall and Phil Ervin discuss all of the above in the latest FOX Sports North Podcast. And that's just the offseason...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ervin Santana gambit

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Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals are failing to capitalize on their World Series run

The Kansas City Royals are still basking in the afterglow of their magical run to the World Series and enjoying all the benefits that come with it. The extra prestige of proving themselves as a contender, the buy-in from ownership that the team is heading in the right direction and, of course, that big influx of cash that comes with an extended postseason run. All of these things...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins welcome their latest Santana

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Ervin Santana's given name was Johan. This was a fine way to be identified for the right-hander raised in the Dominican Republic and working his way up through the minor leagues. Except there was this other pitcher named Johan Santana who had begun to make a big name for himself with Minnesota. Baseball card after baseball card would come to him from confused autograph...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins upgrade outfield and rotation but challenges remain

With the Winter Meetings over and the offseason at the midway point, we begin a series of looks at how the Indians' rivals in the AL Central have fared: MINNESOTA TWINS Last season: 70-92, fifth Indians vs. Twins last two years: 24-14 including going 11-8 last year. What They've Accomplished The Ron Gardenhire era is over after 13 seasons as Paul Molitor takes over as manager. Gardenhire...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Santana improves Twins' starting rotation, gives team options

MINNEAPOLIS -- In the last two winters, the Minnesota Twins have doled out the two largest free agent contracts in franchise history. Both of those lucrative deals went to starting pitchers: Ricky Nolasco last offseason, and Ervin Santana this past weekend. That's a total of $103 million spent on two starters in the span of a year. The Twins' message the past two winters has been...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The weirdness of waking up to find Billy Madden make sense

Over the years, I've railed on the reigning Gammonite of the Daily News, Billy Madden - the reincarnated corpse of Dick Young - for his suck-up relationship with Yankee suits who turn out to be the reincarnated corpses of Murray Cook and Bill Bergesch. By that, I am referring to the two early 1980s GMs whose tap-dancing for George Steinbrenner edged the franchise into The 14-Year...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins designate Chris Parmelee for assignment

The Twins have designated outfielder Chris Parmelee for assignment. Parmelee, 26, was designated for assignment after the Twins announced the signing of Ervin Santana. Last year Parmelee hit .256/.307/.384 with seven homers and 28 RBI in 87 games with the Twins. A former first round pick in the 2006 draft, Parmelee has appeared in 273 games for the Twins dating back to the 2011...
Via Tireball.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins link with Ervin Santana has history

MINNEAPOLIS -- Scouting the Midwest League in 2002, the Minnesota Twins stumbled upon a pitcher named Johan Santana in which they saw the potential for a long major-league career. Santana was playing for Cedar Rapids, now an affiliate in the Minnesota organization. But in 2002, Santana's rights belonged to the Anaheim Angels. The irony struck Twins general manager Terry Ryan. Johan...
Via Fox Sports North
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Twins, righty Santana agree to 4-year, $55M deal

  The Minnesota Twins and free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana agreed to a four-year, $55 million contract on Thursday, sources confirmed to FOX Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal. The agreement was reached in San Diego at the Winter Meetings. Rosenthal reported that the deal includes a $14M vesting option for a fifth year, based on innings pitched, or a $1M buyout. The Twins again...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Sign Ervin Santana As Winter Meetings Come To A Close

The Minnesota Twins have signed starting pitcher Ervin Santana to a four-year, $55 million deal, according to multiple sources. Santana, 32, spent last season with the Braves, and pitched to a 14-10 record, with a 3.95 ERA, 1.306 WHIP, 3.39 FIP, and a 8.2 K/9. In his 10 year career, Santana has compiled a 119-100 record between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Kansas City Royals...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings Day 4: No major deals for Braves in San Diego

There was no splash. The Atlanta Braves were among the most active teams in baseball before the Winter Meetings kicked off at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel this week, and there were strong indications more waves were on the way. After trading star outfielder Jason Heyward, acquiring young starter Shelby Miller and talented prospect Tyrell Jenkins and signing former Orioles...
Via Fox Sports South
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Some immediate reactions to the Ervin Santana deal

The Twin nearly made it through the Winter Meetings without doing a gosh darn thing, but darn it all, they couldn’t help themselves. Just today, they moved some minor league pitchers around via the Rule 5 draft, and then, well… this happened: Source: E. Santana deal with #Twins is actually four years, $55M. Includes $14M vesting option for fifth year or $1M buyout. Max out...
Via The Rhino and Compass
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins, Ervin Santana Reach Agreement on 4-year Deal

Last year right-hander Ervin Santana signed a one year deal with Atlanta, unable to find a multi-year offer, at the value of the qualifying offer. After turning in a solid 2014, going 4-10 with a 3.95 ERA in 31 starts Santana took advantage of a suddenly strong pitchers market inking a 4-year deal worth $54 million with the Minnesota Twins, with a conditional option worth $14...
Via Baseball News Source
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Ervin Santana, Twins Agree To Four-Year, $55 Million Contract

This embed is invalid" /> Another starting pitcher has found a home. Ervin Santana has agreed to a four-year, $55 million contract with the Minnesota Twins, according to multiple reports. The deal includes a $14 million option for a fifth year or a $1 million buyout, a source told FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. Santana was one of the top free-agent starters...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

AP sources: Twins, Ervin Santana near $55M deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Two people with direct knowledge of the deal say the Minnesota Twins and free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana are working to finalize a four-year contract worth $55 million. The agreement was reached Thursday in San Diego at baseball's winter meetings. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been signed. They...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins add Ervin Santana to a veteran-heavy rotation

The Minnesota Twins have made another big splash in the starting pitching market. A year after signing both Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco to multi-year deals, the club inked former Brave Ervin Santana to a four-year, $55 million contract that includes a vesting option for a fifth year. Source: E. Santana deal with #Twins is actually four years, $55M. Includes $14M vesting option...
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins add Ervin Santana to a veteran-heavy rotation

The Minnesota Twins have made another big splash in the starting pitching market. A year after signing both Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco to multi-year deals, the club inked former Brave Ervin Santana to a four-year, $55 million contract that includes a vesting option for a fifth year. Source: E. Santana deal with #Twins is actually four years, $55M. Includes $14M vesting option...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Ervin Santana, Twins agree to four-year deal

Credit: AP/Todd Kirkland The Minnesota Twins have signed Ervin Santana to a four-year, $54 million contract. This has been reported by NBC Sports and various additional outlets. Let talks of the Twins overpaying Santana begin. He has a 4.17 career ERA and has surrendered 20+ home runs in eight of his ten MLB seasons, including a 39 bomb total in 2012. His ERA has been 5.00 or greater...
Via Reading Between The Seams
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins sign Ervin Santana

The Minnesota Twins have signed free-agent righty Ervin Santana, to a four-year/$54 million deal, per Jon Heyman. ervin santana gets $54M for 4 years from twins, with 5th year option — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 11, 2014 Santana, 31, pitched for a 14-10 record with a 3.95 ERA, 179 strikeouts, and 1.31; he was arguably Atlanta’s best pitcher in the 2014 season. The...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Twins to Sign Ervin Santana

The Minnesota Twins’ search for reliable starting pitching came to a head on Thursday. Multiple reports indicate that the team has signed veteran right-handed starter Ervin Santana to a four-year, $54 million contract. ervin santana is going to the twins. @JeffPassan says will $54M, 4 yrs — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 11, 2014 While a live arm, Santana isn’t necessarily...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Twins Sign Ervin Santana To 4-Year Deal

Ervin Santana has found himself a new home. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Twins are finalizing a 4-year deal with Ervin Santana. Source: Ervin Santana finalizing a four-year deal for around $54 million with Minnesota. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 11, 2014 Ervin Santana’s deal will include a fifth-year option at vests depending on innings pitched. Specifics...
Via Geeks and Cleats
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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