Right handed starting pitcher Ervin Santana had a specific contract in mind that he was hoping to pick up from just about anybody. He would likely want to be picked up by a playoff contender, but either way things aren’t looking that great for him.
Today the Milwaukee Brewers were able to come to an agreement with former Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza. The contract that the two parties were able to agree on is a four year, $52 million contract.
Santana is currently asking for a four year, $60 million contract, but the only downside of signing him is that you have to give up a first round draft pick.
As of a week ago, Ervin Santana still was seeking a four-year deal in the $60M range. Chances of him getting anything close growing slimmer.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 23, 2014
Santana will get signed somewhere, but it may not be by a contender and it most likely won’t be for the type of money he’s been looking for this offseason.