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Thread: Braves sign Ervin Santana to 1 year 14.1M deal

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    Braves sign Ervin Santana to 1 year 14.1M deal

    @ajcbraves: Hearing from person connected to Royals that #Braves could be making a run at Santana. [ http://twitter.com/ajcbraves/status/443103738149240832 ]

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    Braves after Santana?

    Thought this needed its own thread.

    David O'Brien ‏@ajcbraves · 36s
    Hearing from person connected to Royals that #Braves could be making a run at Santana.

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    I would not want to give up a first round pick unless its a multiple year deal.
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    Wish we would've done this when we weren't so obviously desperate. Going to have to give him a two or three year deal to make it work, I imagine. Either way, I am glad they are no longer ignoring the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thethe View Post
    I would not want to give up a first round pick unless its a multiple year deal.
    Was about to post the same thing.

    1 year would be dumb, if they give up the pick, might as well do 4-5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalyn View Post
    Wish we would've done this when we weren't so obviously desperate. Going to have to give him a two or three year deal to make it work, I imagine. Either way, I am glad they are no longer ignoring the problem.
    Doesn't make sense to give up a pick for a one year deal anyway IMO.

    At this point, this move is a no-brainer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thethe View Post
    I would not want to give up a first round pick unless its a multiple year deal.
    Remember, though, the Braves are already getting a pick for McCann which is number 32 so in essence they would still have a first round pick

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    Quote Originally Posted by thethe View Post
    Doesn't make sense to give up a pick for a one year deal anyway IMO.

    At this point, this move is a no-brainer.
    Yeah.

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    If the Braves are willing to sacrifice that pick (shudder), I would say there is a strong possibility of a match here given Santana's preference for a one-year deal to boost value.

    Apparently the Orioles and Blue Jays offered $13MM.

    I bet the Braves could come in between $10-11MM, maybe lower if incentives are bundled in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    If the Braves are willing to sacrifice that pick (shudder), I would say there is a strong possibility of a match here given Santana's preference for a one-year deal to boost value.
    Yeah, I don't give a crap about the pick, if they need him to help the team, especially when they already have a pick six spots later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvsportscaster View Post
    Remember, though, the Braves are already getting a pick for McCann which is number 32 so in essence they would still have a first round pick
    Sure but what use is giving up a pick for 1 year really do?

    Just sign him to a 3-5 year deal if they give up a pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvsportscaster View Post
    Remember, though, the Braves are already getting a pick for McCann which is number 32 so in essence they would still have a first round pick
    I'm a greedy SOB. I want two!!!!

    But in all seriousness, the time is right.
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    Well, I guess you could hope that Santana has a great year and then earns another first round pick in the offseason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalyn View Post
    Wish we would've done this when we weren't so obviously desperate. Going to have to give him a two or three year deal to make it work, I imagine. Either way, I am glad they are no longer ignoring the problem.
    Yeah it's sad though that it took injuries to three potential starters (Minor, Medlen, Beachy) before they attempted to fix the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NinersSBChamps View Post
    Yeah it's sad though that it took injuries to three potential starters (Minor, Medlen, Beachy) before they attempted to fix the issue.
    Because getting one starter fixes having 3 others go down. They are only looking at this because medlen is likely done.

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    Why would somene in the royals organzation know what the braves are doing?

    Also it is taking all my patience not to insult the debbie downers cheering these injuries as if any of this other than beachy was predictable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NinersSBChamps View Post
    Yeah it's sad though that it took injuries to three potential starters (Minor, Medlen, Beachy) before they attempted to fix the issue.
    because they knew they'd lose 3 starters before Opening Day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewupk View Post
    Because getting one starter fixes having 3 others go down. They are only looking at this because medlen is likely done.
    Obviously getting Santana for instance doesn't fix three holes, but relying on the likes of Freddy Garcia and Gavin Floyd were bad indicators if anything injury wise happened to the rotation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heyward View Post
    because they knew they'd lose 3 starters before Opening Day?

    BLANK STARE.
    Please don't act like Beachy potentially getting hurt again is a surprise. Medlen has had surgery as well. Minor has been healthy for the most part in his career, but the other two have a history of dealing with these ailments. Not too mention Gavin Floyd coming back from the same surgeries as the aforementioned pitchers. Stop me when you detect the pattern...

    :blank stare:

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunrevenge View Post
    Why would somene in the royals organzation know what the braves are doing?

    Also it is taking all my patience not to insult the debbie downers cheering these injuries as if any of this other than beachy was predictable.
    I don't think anyone is cheering about this, or happy at all—especially with its meaning that Medlen's entire career might be in jeopardy—that the Braves are in this position. But, as @thethe said in the other thread, the Beachy issues were predictable and the Braves shouldn't have depended on his successfully returning to fill one of the top four spots. Instead, having Beachy as one of the contingency plans, and slotting a better / more reliable starter ahead of him, would have ameliorated a lot of the issues that have arisen with the Minor and Medlen injuries.
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