Article: Would A Johan Santana Reunion Make Sense?
Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:29 PM
Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:33 AM
Last I knew, he still had his home in Fort Myers, making the Twins, Red Sox and maybe the Rays as teams he might lean toward going to spring training with. Of those teams, the Twins would seem to have more room for a reclamation project in their 2014 rotation. It would need to be on an incentive-heavy contract, perhaps with an agreement to allow Santana to walk away if he's not on the active roster by June.
If he did make the roster, his name would generate some buzz and sell a few tickets/jerseys.
Certainly wouldn't be the worst move either side could make this winter.
Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:23 AM
Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:31 AM
Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:43 PM
1 year, 1 mil contract with 5 mil in incentives.
I don't think you throw your money away by giving him any guaranteed money. It's a long shot that he'll ever pitch in the big leagues again. If you really wan't to take a chance, do a minor league deal with an opt out date, a la Harden.
Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:57 PM
My heart says, "yes!" I don't put anything beyond Johan. I'd enjoy a Santana comeback attempt more than the Pelfrey/Harden/Zumaya attempts.
...or, a Scott Baker reunion could make even more sense.
Heck, get the band back together!
Baker is a decent possibility. I would be on board if they sign at least one established guy.
Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:04 PM
Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:49 PM
That lottery ticket has even more value if you don't have to pay a million bucks for it.
It's a lottery ticket. I don't see the harm in offering him a 1 mil deal with incentives if there is even a 50% chance he will be able to pitch.
I doubt any team in baseball is going to give him a guaranteed contract next year. A Harden type deal (minor league contract w/ an opt out date) seems more likely to me.