Ervin Santana talking one-year deal with Jays, Orioles and NL club
Santana recently decided he's willing to take a short deal, with the Orioles and Blue Jays favored to land him. The Rockies could be in the mix.
Ervin Santana is talking to the Blue Jays and Orioles about possible deals in the range of $14 million for one year, and could have a deal soon with one of those two teams or possibly a third team in the NL that is still on the fringe of the talks.
Toronto and Baltimore are the clear favorites now, with a deal likely being struck in the next day or two.
Santana seeks to get the $14 million he turned down with qualifying offer, and it appears athe deal will be right about at that number. It is believed the Jays are willing to pay in the $14 million neighborhood on a straight deal, with no incentives. The Orioles may not be at the $14 million figure yet but would consider incentives.
Santana recently decided he's willing to take a one-year deal, and hit the market in another year, after at first looking for a $50 million, four-year deal. He has told people that he prefers to sign with a top hitting team. Ken Rosenthal first reported he might sign a one-year deal. ESPN Deportes reported he has a deal for $14 million. But people close to Santana say he's still talking to those two AL teams.
The Rockies are believed to be the NL team on the outskirts of the talks.