Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
"You have $20 million. You can have a very good player, or you can have Jeff Francouer and Ervin Santana..."
The Angels weren't going to pick up Santana's option (nor should they have, he sucks). The Royals shouldn't be giving up anything here as they have already saved the Angels the cost of their $1 million buyout.
Have fun with this guy.
I'm sure Billy Butler will. Those guys love each other.
Francoeur is a sunk cost at this point, and there's not much point in rehashing the disaster that deal has become. But it was not AWFUL at the time. AWFUL is continuing to run him out there while blocking Myers.
A strange year last year - in which everything was around career levels except how many fly balls made it out of the park - aside, Santana has been a slightly above-average starter since breaking into the bigs.
He's not an ace, but "He sucks" isn't really accurate.
I'd much rather them take a one-year dip on a guy like Santana than sign someone like Kyle Lohse to a multi-year deal.