Sep 14, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ervin Santana (54) pitches in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Toronto Blue Jays won't sign Ervin Santana

The Toronto Blue Jays expressed interest in free agent pitcher Ervin Santana earlier this offseason when the veteran ‘dropped’ his asking price.

Apparently that drop wasn’t significant enough because Santana is still sitting in the free agent pool and the Blue Jays have moved on, this according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.

Unless Santana eventually were to “fall in their lap,” in the words of one AL executive, the overwhelming feeling in the industry is that the Blue Jays are likely to pass on signing the right-hander and hope one of their young starters can fill their last remaining rotation hole.

While the Jays could use Santana, they’ve refused to budge on their budget and Santana simply wants too much money. Of course, if Santana continues to struggle to find a deal he’s comfortable with, it’s possible the Blue Jays could regain interest but for now it appears a deal between the two sides is unlikely.

Another potential suitor for Santana bites the dust.

Last week, Nick Carfado of the Boston Globe said he wouldn’t be surprised to see the New York Yankees rekindle their interest in Santana.

Tags: Ervin Santana Toronto Blue Jays

  • Doug Hall

    If he is reasonable say 3yr 50 mil then maybe , if not then we should be good to go with all the arms we have. If we can’t get off to a good start then I think trading is the answer. Sometimes a little shake does the trick.

  • Gary Kimbrel

    If Santana goes to NY and does well, and Ubaldo does well in Baltimore, at that point I wouldn’t be opposed to firing AA.