When free agency broke a few months ago, starting pitcher Ervin Santana felt he would be able to cash in on his recent success.
Unfortunately, he was incorrect.
Santana – who was reportedly seeking a $100 million dollar contract – still sits in the free agent pool while much of his competition has already signed. Now with just days before catchers and pitchers are to report to their respective spring training complexes, Santana has reportedly dropped his asking price and has done so ‘significantly’.
The asking price for pitcher Ervin Santana is said to have dropped significantly, perhaps to a three-year deal. Was over $100m in November.
Buster Olney doesn’t mention if Santana dropped his monetary requests, so it’s possible he’s still wanting a relatively significant amount of money in a yearly form but is willing to reduce the length of the contract down to a possible three seasons.
The Toronto Blue Jays were the team most recently linked to Santana as they’re said to be looking to add an additional starting pitcher before the season begins.