Can Ervin Santana Save the Orioles Offseason?
After bungling the Grant Balfour signing, whiffing on Bronson Arroyo, and seemingly out of the running for A.J. Burnett the Orioles still have an opportunity to improve the pitching staff for the 2014 season. As Spring Training approaches the Orioles just need to be proactive and willing to spend some money to make a positive impact on the starting rotation.
Ervin Santana remains available on the free agent market. The Orioles have been linked to the 31-year-old right-hander in recent days, but the club has also been linked to just about every possible available starter at some point this offseason. The Orioles’ “interest” may just be Santana’s agent hoping to drum up a market for his client.