ERVIN SANTANA DOESN’T HAVE AN OFFER (KINDA)
Like a 2-year deal. RT @ChrisCotillo Market still slow on Ervin. Hearing two teams have made “lowball offers”, but nothing substantial yet.
— Josh Vernier (@JoshVernier) January 30, 2014
Whatever it is Santana is asking for is still too high for teams to give him a credible offer. We know the Royals have offered him something (hence the 2-year deal joke from Vernier) so it’ll be interesting to see how high they are willing to go.
Meanwhile, former Minnesota Twins pitcher Scott Baker signed with the Cleveland Indians. This is significant because it is believed the Royals had an offer out for him. Here’s Twitter proof.
— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) January 29, 2014
ROYALS BUY CARLOS PEGUERO, DESIGNATE EVERETT TEAFORD
Kansas City has sent cash to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for outfielder Carlos Peguero. In 219 major league plate appearances Peguero has hit .195/.242/.380 with nine home runs and 84 strikeouts. The 6-5 leftfielder will turn 27 in February.
To make room for Peguero on the 40-man the Royals designated Everett Teaford for assignment. He will have to clear waivers if the Royals want to retain him. It would seem unlikely he will make it through waivers and return to the Royals.
KC START HIRES NEW ROYALS BEAT MAN
Andy McCullough is your new Kansas City Star Royals beat writer. McCullough, who is only 26-years-old, is coming to Kansas City after working for the Newark Star-Ledger where he covered the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He has a degree from Syracuse University and appears to be a pro wrestling fan. This should be interesting.
This passes for news: This will be my last week at The Star-Ledger. Excited to cover the Royals for The Kansas City Star.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughSL) January 29, 2014