Sep 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals pitcher Ervin Santana (54) delivers a pitch against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Ervin Santana’s asking price dropped ‘significantly’

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.

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  • Chad Woelk

    Its a shame Ervin didn’t talk to Dayton about finding a middle ground that would of worked for both parties at the end of the season. Royals offered him a two year deal early on and Santana should of said lets go three and get something done. He didn’t so the Royals went out and signed Vargas and brought back Chen. I was very disappointed by the Vargas signing but maybe he will surprise us and find a way to keep his era under 4. Royals still don’t have that true number 2 starter though and that may come back to haunt them.