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Santana's agents will make a $100M case

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07:26 AM ET 11.12 | Last week, it was suggested that righty Ervin Santana could be looking at a payday in excess of $100 million as a free agent. Maybe Santana will hit that number, maybe he won't. But his agents at Proformance have prepared a thick, glossy binder, full of statistical comparisons, to make Santana's case. Two of those agents, Bean Stringfellow and Joe White, showed me their work at the general managers' meetings Monday. And, yes, they believe that Santana is worth more than $100 million. Exhibit A in Proformance's presentation is a comparison of Santana and Zack Greinke in the three seasons before they reached free agency. Greinke had a 3.83 earned-run average in that period, a 106 ERA-plus and a ratio of 1.215 walks and hits per innings pitched (WHIP). Santana, in a comparable number of innings, had a 3.85 ERA, a 101 ERA-plus and 1.208 WHIP.

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November 12, 2013  07:41 AM ET

Too Much For Too Little, Bros.

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November 12, 2013  08:04 AM ET

Cmon, Bean Stringfellow is obviously an extraterrestrial working under a pseudonym like me.
I thought I picked a stupid name...

November 12, 2013  08:25 AM ET

A sub par pitcher in his career doesn't deserve to ask for a contract like he is asking for, but the problem is some team will meet his demands and keep driving the price up for pitching in the future.

November 12, 2013  09:22 AM ET

The guy's ERA has hit 5 three times in his career. No way you give him big bucks.

November 12, 2013  09:23 AM ET

If Johan were healthy yes, Ervin, No!

November 12, 2013  09:35 AM ET

7 out of 9 years with ERA of 4.28 or worse. Let him walk.

November 12, 2013  09:47 AM ET

That is crazy. Nice year, yes. Middle of the pack # 3 or 4 starter at best......yes.

November 12, 2013  10:15 AM ET

Next headline will be:
April 2, 2014:
"Santana Signs with Pirates (pick team) for One Year $9 Million Dollar Deal"
NOBODY is giving this guy $100 million..

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November 12, 2013  03:36 PM ET

Giants, stay the heck away from this guy.... A Grenke, he is NOT!

 
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