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Blue Jays & Ervin Santana: Live Updates


It looks like this winter’s extended drama is coming to a head for the Toronto Blue Jays. It seems like all winter the Blue Jays have been linked in one way or another to one of the top free agents available. Well, with free agents SLOWLY dropping off the board, Ervin Santana waited it out. So did the Blue Jays. Perhaps, the wait is over. We’ll keep you updated as information becomes available. Here’s what we have heard thus far:

 

Then this from the Toronto Star’s Brendan Kennedy:

Then Joel Sherman of the NY Post adds:

MLB beat reporter for the Blue Jays, Gregor Chisholhm:

And this:

There’s more: Tim Brown of Yahoo!:

John Morosi of FoxSports:

From Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi:

Less of a done deal says Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com:

Sportsnet’s Mike Wilner has us watching the clock:

But, don’t get TOO excited:

Brendan Kennedy gives us a translation of ESPN Enrique Rojas’ report:

While we wait, Brendan Kennedy give us this piece

“The Blue Jays have reached a tentative agreement to sign free-agent starting pitcher Ervin Santana to a one-year, $14-million contract, according to Dionisio Soldevila, a Spanish-language baseball reporter for The Associated Press. Enrique Rojas, of ESPN Deportes, is reporting that Santana is waiting until 5 p.m. Saturday to see if he can get a better deal from another team. The Blue Jays have not announced anything.”

MLBTR reminds us that the Blue Jays are not alone in this:

Chris Cotillo gives us a bit more detail:

Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports adds:

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports compares the offers Santana is weighing:

Then there is this from Max Wildstein of OutsidePitchMLB.com:

John Morosi might be reaching with this but:

Here is the tweet Morosi refers to:

Max Wildstein gives us this:

 
Again, Mike Wilner calls for patience:


We’ve been waiting all day, and then John Morosi gives us this:

 
From Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) of MASNsports.com:


And this:


It could be a LONG night/weeknd…

Tags: Ervin Santana Toronto Blue Jays

  • Joshua Perez

    Get him please!!!

  • bob l.

    a one year rental @ 14 million, no better than a 3 or 4 starter for a 2nd round pick? i’ll pass !

    • Momus

      It seems like a pretty good deal to me. There’s very little risk and if he pitches well he can be flipped for prospects (if the Jays are out of it) or given a qualifying offer at the end of the season, which would mean the Jays get a compensation pick or get him for another year at a relatively low price.

  • RyanMueller

    let him go to Baltimore

    • Lucas Silva

      Considering the Jays were rumoured to be in on Jiminez and Santana all offseason, to see them both go to a divisional opponent would be devastating for a fan base desperate for a starting pitcher.

  • Len Nunes

    could the media possibly supply Santana with any more lube to stroke his ego with?