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Postby MaudDib » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:41 am

The Los Angeles Angels traded right-hander Ervin Santana to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for minor league left-hander Brandon Sisk.<p> The Angels exercised Santana`s $13 million option for next season before trading the Dominican veteran and cash to the Royals. (AP)
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Re: Royals acquire Santana

Postby MaudDib » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:45 am

Seems like a good deal. Royals need pitching and they didn't have to give up a big prospect. Will be interesting to see how much cash they got back as well. Santana is far from a sure thing but he has had good moments and worth the little they gave up.

I will say the Royals better not be done either. They need a lot more than just one guy.
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Re: Royals acquire Santana

Postby chargerss24 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:45 pm

They got David Freakin' Glass as an owner. Open the wallet a bit more! An old former employer of mine once told me, "In order to make money, you got to spend money."

That said, I'm sure Santana will be a one game improvement for the Royals next year. ;-7
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Re: Royals acquire Santana

Postby SpecialFNK » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:13 pm

Santana is certainly a step in the right direction, but there are many many steps ahead.
they now have Santana to go with Guthrie. a healthy Paulino will help. but even if things go right for 2013, can they even crack .500?
Santana also only has 1 year left on his contract. are they going to try and sign him to an extension before the season starts? or is it more likely that Santana is someone that will end up being traded mid season for prospect or prospects?
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Re: Royals acquire Santana

Postby NikkiSixx » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:50 am

I like the trade, he immediately improves their pitching staff. He has the potential to be their best starter in 2013.
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Re: Royals acquire Santana

Postby AussieDodger » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:36 am

Santana gave up 39 HRs last year, that's very bad. :-°

This is one of those deals where that 39 HR season either signals the beginning of Ervin becoming terrible, or it's just a blip on the radar and he goes back to being above average.

The fact that LAA accepted a 27-year old minor league LOOGY for him (when they'd know him best of all) suggests that 2013 will be "6+ ERA here I come!"
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Re: Royals acquire Santana

Postby MaudDib » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:41 pm

AussieDodger wrote:Santana gave up 39 HRs last year, that's very bad. :-°

This is one of those deals where that 39 HR season either signals the beginning of Ervin becoming terrible, or it's just a blip on the radar and he goes back to being above average.

The fact that LAA accepted a 27-year old minor league LOOGY for him (when they'd know him best of all) suggests that 2013 will be "6+ ERA here I come!"


I am not sure that is accurate. The Angles weren't going to pay Santana $13 million whether they believed he was going to have a 4 ERA or a 6 ERA. Bottom line is they are looking to free up money to sign Greinke. So they were either going to buy out Santana or send him to KC and at least get something for him.

Not saying that Santana is going to bounce back to decent SP but you can't really base the fact the Angles weren't interested just because they didn't bring him back.
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Re: Royals acquire Santana

Postby ayebatter » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:35 pm

MaudDib wrote:Seems like a good deal. Royals need pitching and they didn't have to give up a big prospect. Will be interesting to see how much cash they got back as well. Santana is far from a sure thing but he has had good moments and worth the little they gave up.

I will say the Royals better not be done either. They need a lot more than just one guy.



Looks like they took on his whole contract minus the $1 million buy out, so $12 million, seems like a lot but I don't think they wanted to get into a bidding war with any other teams, so they give up an aging minor leaguer and pay the price.
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Re: Royals acquire Santana

Postby Skin Blues » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:00 pm

The Angels would have had to pay a $1M buyout to Santana, so it was effectively a $12M option and the Royals paid it all. Which makes sense since the prospect they got back is worth approximately nothing, anyway.
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Re: Royals acquire Santana

Postby MaudDib » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:32 am

ayebatter wrote:
MaudDib wrote:Seems like a good deal. Royals need pitching and they didn't have to give up a big prospect. Will be interesting to see how much cash they got back as well. Santana is far from a sure thing but he has had good moments and worth the little they gave up.

I will say the Royals better not be done either. They need a lot more than just one guy.



Looks like they took on his whole contract minus the $1 million buy out, so $12 million, seems like a lot but I don't think they wanted to get into a bidding war with any other teams, so they give up an aging minor leaguer and pay the price.


They are definatley over paying but it is only a one year deal which limits just how much it will hurt them. They have SP that could be ready for 2014 so it gets them to that time frame without having to sign a free agent and give them an extended contract.

They still have a long way to go to get this team competitive but this helps.
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