According to reports, the Twins have made a three-year offer to highly-coveted free agent, Ervin Santana. However, it appears the Blue Jays, along with the Orioles, are still favourites to land the pitcher.
Santana has made it clear he is looking for a deal in the four-year $50 million range. If no one is willing to agree to this, the 31-year old is prepared to sign a one-year contract and hit the market again next off-season.
In terms of potentially signing a one-year deal, other reports indicate the Blue Jays have made an offer of around $14 million, slightly more than the Orioles ($13 million). Santana, who pitched for the Royals last season, has a career win-loss record of 105-09 and an ERA of 4.19.
Another aspect which gives the Blue Jays hope, is that Santana would prefer to sign for a team which can hit well. If everyone is healthy, Toronto certainly fits the bill as a good location for the former Anaheim Angels free agent pick-up.
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