The free agent market in baseball still contains some pretty solid names, as utility players and starting pitchers are still floating around waiting for offers they like. One of those players is former Angels and Royals starter Ervin Santana, as despite being a solid name on the market, the interest in him is mild at best.
One of those teams showing mild interest in Santana are the Colorado Rockies. According to The Denver Post, the Rockies are looking at Santana as a possible option for their 2014 rotation, but the interest isn’t that high at the moment.
The Rockies have mild interest in Santana, but are not pursuing him at his current price. They are also are reluctant to surrender a draft pick, even a competitive balance selection around the 35th overall. Santana’s asking price is unknown. He started the winter seeking $100 million according to multiple reports. It’s safe to assume he wants to match what Garza received from the Brewers — four years, $52 million.
As we’ve heard previously with Santana, it appears his asking price is too high for most teams in baseball. Matt Garza’s deal with the Brewers has set the market for starters and either someone will have to cave and give Santana what he wants or he’ll have to lower his price to find work in 2014.