You guys keep talking about the cash in the deal - the Angels aren't going to send back more than $1 million in this deal.
Again, they had an option on him with a $1 million buyout. They got a nothing prospect back in return. It was clear that they were just looking to unload him, which they could have done merely by exercising his buyout.
The Royals are still going to pay Ervin Santana quite a bit of money this year.
It's my own fault for expecting the Titanic to beat the iceberg this year.