View Full Version : Royals Acquire Ervin Santana and cash from Angels for Brandon Sisk

10-31-2012, 05:25 PM
Ervin Santana (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/santaer01.shtml)
Brandon Sisk (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=sisk--001bra)
Wow. I thought Santana would have a bit more value than that.

Patrick Bateman
10-31-2012, 05:34 PM
Guy could be a human batting tee with the park change.

Had a tough season, and only really had the one season where he met the perceived expecations. With the money he's making, not shocked at the return.

Still, probably a good flier for KC. If he stinks, they part ways after a year. Spending money and staying away from long term contracts on older players is consistent with what they should be doing while they wait for their talent to gel.

10-31-2012, 06:27 PM
Got to figure the Angels are freeing up space to sign Greinke.

Sea Ray
11-01-2012, 10:30 AM
I guess it all depends on how much cash the Royals got

11-01-2012, 12:28 PM
I guess it all depends on how much cash the Royals got

I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't get anymore than half a million. The Angels held a team option on him for $13M with a $1M buyout. They simply could have just let the guy walk for $1M and been without a 26 year old reliever who has never thrown an MLB pitch. They simply wanted to free up the money and they likely found a team who was willing to give them something of potential value for less than the combined price of the cash they sent and what they would have to pay Santana to walk. Given the league minimum of roughly $500K, I doubt the Angels sent anymore than that back, otherwise they would have just paid for his buyout.

11-01-2012, 12:39 PM
Not sure why they wouldn't have sent the whole $1M to get anything at all in return, since they were on the hook for all of it otherwise. Looks like they're trying to do something similar with Haren, his buyout is $3.5M and they're apparently close enough to budget that it could make a difference toward keeping Greinke and/or Hunter.