Ervin Santana


Catching up on my articles, New York Yankees
The New York Yankees go yard, defeat Minnesota Twins in American League Wild Card playoff.  Even after the Minnesota Twins had a huge top of the first, knocking Cy Young Award candidate Luis Severino out of the game after getting just a single out, they were still defeated by the power of the New York Yankees bats and bullpen. The top of the first was a long half-inning but it was likely much longer to one man than to the rest of us, Severino. Severino allowed a leadoff home run to the Twins’ Brian Dozier, a walk to Jorge Polanco, […]

Yanks go yard, defeat Twins in AL Wild Card game


Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana has been suspended by Major League Baseball for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. Santana’s 80-game suspension will begin with the Twins first game of the season on Monday, April 6. Santana reportedly tested positive for Stanozolol, a substance that is illegal under the Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Santana released a public statement saying he must have unknowningly taken the drugs sometime while he was in his home country and that this was as big of a surprise to him as it was to the Twins. In part of his statement Santana said, […]

Twins’ Ervin Santana suspened for PED use


Unlike the Oakland Athletics who had more then 10 candidates to consider whether or not to tender contracts to the Atlanta Braves had six choices. Those six players included starting pitchers Brandon Beachy and Kris Medlen, minor leaguer Gus Schlosser, Mike Minor, James Russell and and David Carpenter. The Braves tendered contracts to half the group: Minor, Carpenter and Russell. Now they have a chance to negotiate their 2015 contracts with the team through arbitration and (hopefully not) arbitration hearings. The fact that the Braves non-tendered Beachy and Medlen came as a surprise but at the same time makes sense […]

Braves non-tender three, Santana wants five-year deal



Honestly, this one does surprise me … a little bit. Not one of the 12 players who were extended a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer accepted. Still never in the past three years of the existence of qualifying offers in Major League Baseball has a single qualifying offer ever been accepted by a player. The players all instead opting for free agency in hopes of getting more money and more years on a contract. That didn’t work out too well last year with many of the players, including Ervin Santana and Nelson Cruz, who rejected offers last season. Most of […]

Not one qualifying offer accepted again this year


Some people think that baseball ends along with the World Series but even that is not the case. Not by a long shot. The so-called “end of baseball season” is actually the beginning of the Hot Stove season. What is the Hot Stove season? Well I am glad you asked. The term refers to, in a very basic sense, all the off season baseball talk and transactions amongst the fans, players and executives. The term comes from the picture of fans gathering around a “hot stove” to keep warm while talking about the off season baseball action that begins in November. […]

Ranking the top 5 free agent starting pitchers (Sun. Column)