Felt good getting a good ol’ fashioned scoop in what was the worst week of my life. Is this the scoop I was hoping for? For sure not. But I don’t segregate big scoops from small scoops. A scoop is a scoop is a scoop is a scoop.
Now about the move: It’s whatever. Santana was really good in 2017 even though he’s ancient, but assuming his lingering finger issue is fixed, he should be a fine back end innings eater with Banuelos and Covey. They were desperate for a 5th starter for this year and looks like Santana is it.
Now, at best Santana returns to his 2017 form where he put up pretty awesome numbers en route to a 7th place Cy Young finish:
That’s a really good fucking year.
If he does that again? He gets dealt at the deadline for something young, something controlled and something talented. No idea what a 36 year old pitcher will be worth on the open market, but pitching typically fetches a premium at the deadline, so who knows? And at $4-5MM, why not take a shot?
Fine move. Nothing wow about it and pretty expected. Get me to 2020