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Necessary Moves: Ervin Santana, Minnesota Twins

Over the next 30 days, I’ll look at 30 players—one from each team—that I believe should be traded. Some will seem obvious, just as others will seem nonsensical. Some may also seem desperate, but it’s important to understand that this list is entirely subjective. A player can be deemed movable for any of the following reasons: production (or lack thereof), current and future...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Ervin Santana is showing he’s worth the money

Last off-season, the Minnesota Twins made Ervin Santana the highest paid free agent in team history, paying him $54 million over the course of four years. This large of a salary provided lofty expectations for Santana, who failed to live up to them at the start of his tenure with the Twins. Fans have had quite a fickle relationship with Santana thus far, but he is starting to prove...
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana: Yankees Stadium ‘a joke’ following rough outing

Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana isn’t fond of Yankees Stadium after Greg Bird blasted two home runs off him in Wednesday’s game. To be fair, Santana did give Bird credit for one of the dingers, but he staunchly believes the second was due solely to the layout of the stadium. “The other one was a very good pitch, out and way, and he just hit it very good. I know,...
Via Sportsnaut
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana suspended 80 games for PED use

A wild Friday just got a little crazier – Minnesota Twins starter Ervin Santana has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for Stanozolol. Twins pitcher Ervin Santana has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol. — MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) April 3, 2015   The 32-year old Santana signed a four year, $55 million contract...
Via The Outside Corner
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins add Ervin Santana to a veteran-heavy rotation

The Minnesota Twins have made another big splash in the starting pitching market. A year after signing both Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco to multi-year deals, the club inked former Brave Ervin Santana to a four-year, $55 million contract that includes a vesting option for a fifth year. Source: E. Santana deal with #Twins is actually four years, $55M. Includes $14M vesting option...
Via The Outside Corner
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves ballboy sprints behind home plate during pitch

Your browser does not support iframes.An Atlanta Braves ballboy was caught sprinting behind backstop while pitcher Ervin Santana was delivering a pitch during the third inning of Saturday's game against Chicago.The Braves ballboy ran to grab a ball that was fouled off behind the plate on the 0-1 pitch to Cubs batter Jeff Samardzija. However, the ballboy was forced to make a mad...
Via Holdout Sports
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

How Ervin Santana made himself complete

As I write this, it’s still early in the 2014 regular season. But, as I write this, Ervin Santana has one of baseball’s better adjusted ERAs. He has a top-five adjusted FIP and a top-10 adjusted xFIP. He has a top-10 strikeout rate, an upper-level strikeout/walk ratio and a top-five contact rate allowed. He’s been absolutely […]
Via Fangraphs
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Atlanta Braves will make the playoffs

The Atlanta Braves started out this season with some early concerns from the bullpen.  However, a few recoveries and one newly added pitcher, Ervin Santana, are scheduled to put the Braves back into a normal rotation.  Even one of the most doubtful offensive players, B.J. Upton hasn’t completely disappointed like expected.  I feel like the […] The post How the Atlanta Braves...
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Braves look poised to settle pitching concerns

The Atlanta Braves started off the 2014 season on the right note, taking two games out of three against the Milwaukee Brewers in a road series that started with several questions circling the 2013 NL East champs that were at least partially answered by the pair of wins against the Brew Crew. The Braves start the season right thanks to solid starting pitching (Photo by Mike McGinnis...
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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