4:30 PM EST, Sun December 21, 2014

Twinsights: Full contract details on Ervin Santana, Torii Hunter

Last year Phil Hughes, as all Twins fans know, fell one out shy of triggering the final $500,000 bonus in his 2014 contract. What sort of details could impact the upcoming Twins tenures of newly signed right-hander Ervin Santana and right fielder Torii Hunter? Let's take a look: The most interesting aspect of Santana's four-year, $55 million deal, according to a source with direct knowledge, is the provision that reads "Player passes physical." That's the final piece of a $14 million vesting option for 2019, one that requires Santana to compile either 400 combined innings in 2017-18 or 200...
Twinkie Town Dec 15, 2014

Ervin Santana contract details

Here's everything you need to know about the newest Twins pitcher's deal. Handing out big contracts to free agent pitchers is the new sexy thing for the Minnesota Twins. One year after the organization handed out $84 million to three different pitchers, they set the franchise record for the biggest free agent contract in the history of the organization by inking Ervin Santana to a four-year, $54 million dollar contract. It's been revealed today that Santana's contract contains not just one but two option seasons. Let's tackle those option years and how those options could vest after having...

Gleeman and the Geek, Ep 174: Ervin Santana

Aaron and John dissect the Twins latest free agent signing.

Twins introduce their latest Santana

After a $55 million deal, Ervin Santana becomes the fourth free-agent starting pitcher signed by Minnesota in the past two winters.

Twinsights: Ervin Santana enters smiling as he opens Twins career

As usual, Ervin Santana entered smiling. Before signing a four-year, $55 million deal with the Twins, the outgoing right-hander from the Dominican Republic said he received good reports on the organization from three of his best friends in the game: Francisco Liriano, Alexi Casilla and Torii Hunter. “Before I chose this team, Francisco Liriano was playing here,” Santana said Saturday morning at his introductory news conference at Target Field. “I always asked him about this team, and he told me a lot of good things about this team. That’s one of the reasons I chose Minnesota.”...

Twins sign Ervin Santana

Pitcher joins Twins on Saturday as club tries to boost rotation.
Rotoworld Dec 12, 2014

Twins ink Ervin Santana to four-year contract - Ervin Santana (S) Minnesota Twins

Twins signed RHP Ervin Santana to a four-year, $55 million contract.

SidCast: Signing Ervin Santana is a positive sign for the Twins

The signing of pitcher Ervin Santana is a positive sign that the Twins are serious about competing next season.

TwinsCentric: What to expecdt from Ervin Santana

Will Santana be worth the money spend?

Twinsights: Ervin Santana-type value has been rare for Twins in recent years

SAN DIEGO -- How much did the Twins need to acquire a proven starter like Ervin Santana? Consider that Santana, who turned 32 Friday, has posted five seasons of 2.9 rWAR (Baseball-reference.com's Wins Above Replacement) or better in his 10-year big-league career. His best year came in 2008 with the Los Angeles Angels, when he was five full wins above replacement. The entire Twins pitching staff (relievers included) has produced a combined five seasons of 2.9 rWAR since the start of 2010. Three of those came in 2010, the last time the Twins reached the postseason: Francisco Liriano (4.4), Carl...
Twinkie Town Dec 12, 2014

Twins Winter Meetings Wrap Up

Let's pull together the last few nuggets from Day 4 of the Winter Meetings. Ervin Santana Santana contractual details: 4/54 can become 5/68 with the vesting option. $1M buyout makes the guarantee $55M. #MNTwins — Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) December 11, 2014 Our coverage so far: Twins interested in Ervin Santana |  Santana would make the Twins better but looks like Nolasco |  Twins to sign Ervin Santana to four-year contract |  How much better does Santana make the Twins? Even if you traditionally think of Santana and Phil Hughes as number three-type starters, which is how...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Dec 11, 2014
Tom Powers: Twins' checkbook still smoldering as they sign Ervin Santana

Tom Powers: Twins' checkbook still smoldering as they sign Ervin Santana

Give Terry Ryan credit. After misguidedly committing $49 million to Ricky Nolasco last winter, Ryan did not curl into the fetal position and boycott the 2014 winter meetings. Instead, he got right back on the bicycle and signed Ervin Santana for $55 million.

Ervin Santana update

The Twins continue to work on a deal with free agent righthander Ervin Santana, according to a person with knowledge of negotiations.
Twinkie Town Dec 11, 2014

Twins sign Ervin Santana

Here's all of our analysis on Santana.

Ervin Santana Photos

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