Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Royals acquire Santana for career minor leaguer

  1. #1
    Team Leader Witlon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    The Kennel Club
    Posts
    12,642
    MLB ERA
    13.05
    Blog Entries
    2

    Royals Royals acquire Santana for career minor leaguer

    Royals acquired RHP Ervin Santana and cash from the Angels for LHP Brandon Sisk.
    The Angels exercised Santana's $13 million option for 2013 just before striking the deal and will cover some of that salary as part of the trade agreement. Santana, a 29-year-old right-hander, has been dominant in the past and can usually be counted on for close to 200 innings in a given season. But he had a pretty rough 2012 campaign. Sisk is a 27-year-old career minor leaguer, so the only real risk for Kansas City is monetary.
    Credit: Rotoworld.

    Not a bad deal for KC, as they probably wouldn't have been able to attract this good of a pitcher in free agency. 12 mill, risk free, and if he doesn't work out, you trade him at the deadline. I like the deal for KC.

  2. #2
    Hero ball. Kingdom's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    My office.
    Posts
    56,041
    MLB ERA
    6.85
    Blog Entries
    61

    Re: Royals acquire Santana for career minor leaguer

    Sisk rhymes with risk, too.

    So, Haren is being shopped too. Perhaps they'll get more than free for him.

  3. #3
    Magic Finger!!!
    zodious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    4,169
    AAA ERA
    13.80
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Royals acquire Santana for career minor leaguer

    Sisk has a 3-2 record and a sub 3 ERA in the PSL last season (not porter sim league lol)

  4. #4
    Hall of Famer cjkalt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Boston (Go to ND currently)
    Posts
    5,297
    MLB ERA
    4.40

    Re: Royals acquire Santana for career minor leaguer

    especially on a 1 yr deal... they have a lot of good minor leaguers that are a yr or 2 away so getting a stop-gap makes a ton of sense
    LeagueTeamDivision TitlesWild CardWS WinsYears as GM
    MSLSeattle0001

    Seattle GM since July 2065
    Royals GM since January 2005

    Oakland GM in MSL History
    3 Division Titles (4 Wild Card Berths) 1 World Series

    RIP TBSL Los Angeles Angels 2012 WS Champs

  5. #5
    Going For It

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    George St.
    Posts
    4,682
    MLB ERA
    2.35
    Blog Entries
    5

    Re: Royals acquire Santana for career minor leaguer

    Haren should get much more than Santana.

  6. #6
    Furcals Designated Driver realmofotalk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    16,526
    MLB ERA
    2.63
    Blog Entries
    5

    Re: Royals acquire Santana for career minor leaguer

    The Angels exercised Santana's $13 million option for 2013 just before striking the deal and will cover some of that salary as part of the trade agreement.
    Wait...so rather than simply cutting Santana and keeping the entire $13 million in savings, they're paying Kansas City to take him and all they're getting back for their money is a 27-year old career minor leaguer?!

    BWAHAHAHA!!!

  7. #7
    Administrator HollywoodLeo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
    Posts
    33,331
    MLB ERA
    3.97

    Re: Royals acquire Santana for career minor leaguer

    Wouldnt there be a buyout if they didnt exercize the option? That's generally SOP with options.

  8. #8
    Going For It

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    George St.
    Posts
    4,682
    MLB ERA
    2.35
    Blog Entries
    5

    Re: Royals acquire Santana for career minor leaguer

    There usually is, so the buyout most have been higher than what they are paying. Still funny to think.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •