Can someone just SIGN ME already?!!!?!?
The words in the title of this post — which would have showed up sooner on this site had I not been out playing an embarrassingly bad round of trivia — are from Ken Rosenthal’s latest at Fox Sports. To wit:
Santana’s camp is talking with multiple teams and making progress toward a new deal for the free-agent right-hander, according to major league sources.
The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays are among the teams in contact with Santana’s agents at Proformance Baseball, sources said.
So… there’s that. However, there’s also this:
— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) February 10, 2014
I’ve been hearing that the Jays prefer Ubaldo Jimenez anyway, so this tidbit — should it prove to actually be true — is neither surprising nor infuriating. And it at least likely means that this all will be settled soon, whichever way it goes. Maybe not quite time yet to sharpen your pitchforks, but we’re getting there…
Monday Morning Update
According to a tweet from Jim Bowden, Baltimore isn’t the team that’s “close” to a deal with Santana, either. Which, of course, doesn’t mean that they couldn’t get close sometime soon. That goes for the Jays too.
So… there’s that.